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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

General Information

Description

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit76.44%
  2. Federal government8.90%
  3. State and local government7.25%
  4. Self-employed4.58%
  5. Private, not for profit2.61%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Manufacturing

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$66,390

State-by-state Salary

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$96,400
$37,500
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Education & Interests

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics

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