• Summary Report for:
    17-3029.04 - Electronics Engineering Technologists

    Assist electronics engineers in such activities as electronics systems and instrumentation design or digital signal processing.

    Sample of reported job titles: Electronics Department Manager, Electronics Technology Department Chair, Electronics Technology Instructor, Professor

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    Tasks  |  Technology Skills  |  Tools Used  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings


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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.

    Technology Skills

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    • Analytical or scientific software — ngspice; Spectrum Software Micro-Cap; SPLAT!; The MathWorks MATLAB Hot technology
    • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — Keysight Technologies Advanced Design System; Logisim; Mentor Graphics PADS; Static Free Software Electric VLSI Design System
    • Development environment software — Eclipse IDE Hot technology ; GE Fanuc Automation VersaPro; National Instruments LabVIEW Hot technology ; Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio CCStudio
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — Oracle Hyperion Hot technology ; Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Hot technology ; SAP Hot technology
    • Operating system software — Linux Hot technology ; Microsoft Windows; UNIX Hot technology

    Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.


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    • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
    • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
    • 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.
    • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
    • 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.


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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.


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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.

    Work Activities

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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.

    Detailed Work Activities

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    • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
    • Maintain electronic equipment.
    • Determine causes of operational problems or failures.
    • Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
    • Document design or operational test results.

    Work Context

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    • Face-to-Face Discussions — 86% responded “Every day.”
    • Electronic Mail — 86% responded “Every day.”
    • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 79% responded “Every day.”
    • Telephone — 76% responded “Every day.”
    • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 43% responded “Very important.”

    Job Zone

    TitleJob Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
    EducationMost occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Related ExperiencePrevious 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.
    Job TrainingEmployees 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.
    Job Zone ExamplesThese occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, travel guides, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, nannies, and medical assistants.
    SVP Range(6.0 to < 7.0)


    Percentage of Respondents
    Education Level Required
    62   Associate's degree
    28   Bachelor's degree
    10   Post-secondary certificate 



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    Interest code: RIC

    • 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.

    Work Styles

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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.

    Work Values

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    • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
    • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
    • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

    Related Occupations

    Wages & Employment Trends

    Median wages data collected from Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other.
    Employment data collected from Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other.
    Industry data collected from Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other.

    Median wages (2015)$29.45 hourly, $61,260 annual
    State wagesLocal Salary Info
    Employment (2014)70,000 employees
    Projected growth (2014-2024)Little or no change (-1% to 1%) Little or no change (-1% to 1%)
    Projected job openings (2014-2024)17,100
    State trendsEmployment Trends
    Top industries (2014)

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

    Job Openings on the Web



    Liberty Electronics, Inc currently has over 30 positions to fill ASAP!

    Electronic Assembler 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts

                                                       Wire Processing 1st& 2nd shifts

                                                       Shipping/Warehouse 1st shift

    Liberty provides & pays 100% for both certified & on the job training.  Positions are temp with interest to hire.

     Liberty provides a great benefit package including:

                            Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term disability

    Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick time, ESOP, 401k and Profit Sharing

    Liberty is looking for individuals that are seeking full time employment, a team player, willing to work overtime, responsible, good attitude and who will have outstanding attendance.


    High School Diploma or GED

    Must be able to read a ruler

    Must be able to work with high degree of accuracy

    Must be able to follow directions

    Must be able to lift 25-40lbs unassisted (Varies by Dept)

    Must be able to pass a drug screen (must have photo ID)

    Must be able to pass a 90 day probationary period

    Must have reliable transportation

    If you are interested in coming to work for Liberty Electronics, INC

    Please go to All Seasons Temporaries located at:

    212 Prospect Ave Franklin PA 16323   814.437.2148

    Liberty Electronics, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer


                                                                         •Electronics Assembler
                                                                         •Electronics Tester
                                                                         •Electronics Equipment Tester
                                                                         •Electronics Sales and Service
                                                                         •Electronics Technician 
                                                                         •Electronics Mechanic
    Quick Facts:
    Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers
    2012 Median Pay$24.63/Hr
    Entry-Level EducationPost-Secondary Non-Degree Award
    Work Experience in a Related OccupationNone
    On-The-Job TrainingSee Below (How to become an Electrical and Electronics Installer and Repairer)
    Number of Jobs (as of 2012)144,700
    Job Outlook from 2012-2022Even
    Employment Change from 2012-2022900

    What Do Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers Do?
    Electrical and electronics installers and repairers install repair, or replace a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.
    What is an Electrical and Electronics Installer and Repairer's Work Environment?
    Electrical and electronics installers and repairers install repair, or replace a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries
    How do you become an Electrical and Electronics Installer and Repairer?
    Most electrical and electronics installers and repairers obtain specialized training at a technical college.  Gaining voluntary certification is common and can be useful in getting a job.

    What is an Electrical and Electronics Installer and Repairer's Pay?
    The median annual wage for an electrical and electronics installers and repairers was $51,220 in May 2012.
    What is the Job Outlook for an Electrical and Electronics Installer and Repairer?
    Overall employment for electrical and electronics installers and repairers is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022; however, growth rates will vary by specialty.  Job opportunities should be excellent for qualified workers with an associate's degree in electronics, along with certification. 
Last Modified on January 27, 2017