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Automotive Technology, Aviation & Engineering Pathway

Electronic Technology

What Electronics Technicians Do

Electronic technicians apply electrical and electronic theory and related subjects to help develop, manufacture, maintain and service a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment and components.

Work Environment

Electronic technicians work in service and repair for different equipment and manufacturers, or in sales at electronics supply houses.

How to Become an Electronics Engineer

Electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so graduates of cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience, are valuable as well.

Pay

Nationally, annual earnings for electrical and electronic technicians were $42,800- $54,600 in 2008.

Job Outlook

Employment of electronic technicians is expected to grow 3 percent through 2018.

Quick Facts: Electronics Engineers
2010 Median Pay $42,800 - $54,600
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2010 294,000
Job Outlook, 2010-20 3% growth rate

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