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Electronics Engineering Technologists

Assist electronics engineers in such activities as electronics systems and instrumentation design or digital signal processing.   (O'Net 17-3029.04)

 
Reported job titles:   Analog Circuit Designer, Analog Device Designer, Applied Technologist, Building Components Designer, Circuit Designer, Computer Engineering Technologist   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other which includes:
                          - Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
                          - Electrical Engineering Technologists
                          - Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
                          - Electronics Engineering Technologists
                          - Industrial Engineering Technologists
                          - Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
                          - Mechanical Engineering Technologists
                          - Photonics Technicians
                          - Manufacturing Production Technicians
                          - Fuel Cell Technicians
                          - Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
                          - Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 16.43   $ 20.69   $ 23.55   $ 29.04   $ 36.49   $ 25.16  
    Yearly $34,180   $43,040   $48,980   $60,390   $75,910   $52,320  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 19.56   $ 21.23   $ 23.47   $ 32.34   $ 36.34   $ 25.07  
    Yearly $40,680   $44,160   $48,820   $67,270   $75,580   $52,140  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other which includes:
                                  - Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
                                  - Electrical Engineering Technologists
                                  - Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
                                  - Electronics Engineering Technologists
                                  - Industrial Engineering Technologists
                                  - Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
                                  - Mechanical Engineering Technologists
                                  - Photonics Technicians
                                  - Manufacturing Production Technicians
                                  - Fuel Cell Technicians
                                  - Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
                                  - Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
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    No trend data for this occupation.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other which includes:
                                - Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
                                - Electrical Engineering Technologists
                                - Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
                                - Electronics Engineering Technologists
                                - Industrial Engineering Technologists
                                - Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
                                - Mechanical Engineering Technologists
                                - Photonics Technicians
                                - Manufacturing Production Technicians
                                - Fuel Cell Technicians
                                - Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
                                - Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Manufacturing 23.1%
    Federal government, all industries 21.6%
    Architectural, engineering, and related services 10.3%
    Scientific research and development services 6.6%
    Educational services; state, local, and private 3.8%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Electronics Engineering Technologists
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  • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
     
  • Modify, maintain, and repair electronics equipment and systems to ensure that they function properly.
     
  • Troubleshoot microprocessors or electronic instruments, equipment, or systems, using electronic test equipment such as logic analyzers.
     
  • Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
     
  • Inspect newly installed equipment to adjust or correct operating problems.
     
  • Prepare or maintain design, testing, or operational records and documentation.
     
  • Conduct or supervise the installation and operation of electronic equipment and systems.
     
  • Assemble circuitry for electronic systems according to engineering instructions, production specifications, or technical manuals.
     
  • Select electronics equipment, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.
     
  • Supervise the building or testing of prototypes of electronics circuits, equipment, or systems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electronics Engineering Technologists  updated June 2010
     


    Knowledge
    for Electronics Engineering Technologists
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
     
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
     
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electronics Engineering Technologists  updated June 2010
     


    Skills
    for Electronics Engineering Technologists
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
     
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
     
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
     
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
     
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electronics Engineering Technologists  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
    for Electronics Engineering Technologists
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  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
     
  • Flexibility of Closure - The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
     
  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Visual Color Discrimination - The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electronics Engineering Technologists  updated June 2010
     


    Work Activities
    for Electronics Engineering Technologists
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  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment - Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electronics Engineering Technologists  updated June 2010
     


    Interests
    for Electronics Engineering Technologists
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electronics Engineering Technologists  updated June 2009
     


    Work Styles
    for Electronics Engineering Technologists
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  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electronics Engineering Technologists  updated June 2010
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Electronics Engineering Technologists
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Electronics Engineering Technologists
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  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Electronics Engineering Technologists  updated June 2010
     


    Schools
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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