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Electronics Engineering Technologists

Also called: Electronics Technology Department Chair, Electronics Technology Instructor, System Technologist, Systems Technician

What they do:
Assist electronics engineers in such activities as electronics systems and instrumentation design or digital signal processing.
On the job, you would:
  • Modify, maintain, or repair electronics equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
  • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.

Knowledge

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

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
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns
Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers

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
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • SPLAT!
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Logisim
  • Mentor Graphics PADS
Development environment software
  • Eclipse IDE Hot Technology
  • National Instruments LabVIEW Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$62,230
$35,030
$97,270
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