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Electronics Engineering Technologists

Also called: Electronics Technology Instructor, Electronics Department Manager, Electronics Technology Department Chair, Professor

What they do:
Assist electronics engineers in such activities as electronics systems and instrumentation design or digital signal processing.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
Communications
  • telecommunications
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • use rules to solve problems
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Persistence
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software
  • Logisim
  • Mentor Graphics PADS
Analytical or scientific software
  • SPLAT!
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
Development environment software
  • Eclipse software
  • GE Fanuc Automation VersaPro

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$60,560
per year, on average
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