Electronics Engineering Technician
Electronic engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment. Under engineers’ direction, electronic engineering technicians design basic circuitry, build prototypes, and write reports on testing techniques, laboratory equipment and specifications.TCC programs that are right for you:Advanced Manufacturing Program
Electronic engineering technicians work closely with electrical engineers. They work in offices, laboratories and factories because their job tasks involve both engineering theory and assembly line production. Technicians may be exposed to hazards from equipment or toxic materials, but incidents are rare if proper procedures are followed.
According to the Bureau of Employment of electronic engineering technicians is expected to grow 2 percent between 2010 and 2020, resulting in little or no change for this occupation. Some of these technicians work in traditional manufacturing industries, many of which are growing slowly or declining. However, employment growth for technicians will likely occur in engineering services firms as companies seek to contract out these services as a way to lower costs. They also work closely with electrical and electronics and computer hardware engineers in the computer systems design services industry. Demand is expected to be high for technicians in this industry as computer and electronics systems become more integrated.
Career information courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.