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Avionics Technicians

Also called: Aviation Electrical Technician, Avionics Electronics Technician, Avionics Installer, Avionics Technician

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What they do:
Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.
On the job, you would:
  • Test and troubleshoot instruments, components, and assemblies, using circuit testers, oscilloscopes, or voltmeters.
  • Keep records of maintenance and repair work.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace malfunctioning components or assemblies, using hand tools or soldering irons.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
Communications
  • telecommunications

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

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
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software
  • Linux Hot Technology
  • UNIX Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++ Hot Technology
  • Oracle Java Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$64,140
$39,940
$94,710

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