Electronic Technology

Electronic technologists are employed in such fields as digital computer maintenance, voice and data communications, radio and television broadcasting, medical electronic instrumentation, high-tech manufacturing, research and development in laboratory settings. Students may also work to achieve A+ certification for employment as personal computer service professionals. A+ certification is the “journeyman’s card” for computer technologists, which is recognized by CompTIA. The non–profit Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is widely recognized as the standard for qualified computer service professionals.

Get Started

Training beyond high school is expected. Jackson College offers associate degree and certificate options in both Electronic Technology/ELT and Electronic Technology/Microcomputer. Students may also work to achieve A+ certification for employment as personal computer service professionals. A+ certification is the “journeyman’s card” for computer technologists, which is recognized by CompTIA. The non-profit Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is widely recognized as the standard for qualified computer service professionals.

Job Opportunities

Electronic technologists are employed in such fields as digital computer maintenance, voice and data communications, radio and television broadcasting, medical electronic instrumentation, high-tech manufacturing, research and development in laboratory settings.

Pay

Starting wages for electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment, is $34,400, and median wages are $51,600.

Career Outlook

Employment is expected to increase about 3 percent in coming years. Job opportunities should be excellent for qualified workers with an associate’s degree in electronics along with certification.