Electrical Engineering Technologist

by Jon-Paul Hmeos

Tasks\jobs duties

· Diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electrical components, assemblies, or systems.

· Calculate design specifications or cost, material, and resource estimates, and prepare project schedules and budgets.

· Calculate design specifications or cost, material, and resource estimates, and prepare project schedules and budgets.

· Set up and operate standard or specialized testing equipment.

· Review installation or quality assurance documentation.

Skills

· Critical Thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

· Mathematics — using mathematics to solve problems.

· Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

· Time Management — managing one's own time and the time of others.

· 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.

Items that describe different part

· Electronic Mail — how often do you use electronic mail in this job?

· Freedom to Make Decisions — how much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?

· Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

· Thinking Creatively — developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

· Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — how often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?

Education needed for this career

51

Bachelor's degree


26

Associate's degree


13

Master's degree


This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Engineering — Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician

Five interests that would be helpful if you were going onto his career.


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.

Values of career


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.

Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

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.


7. Information on wages

Information on wages

Location

Pay
Period

2012

10%

25%

Median

75%

90%

United States

Hourly

$15.41

$21.52

$28.58

$35.88

$43.54

Yearly

$32,100

$44,800

$59,400

$74,600

$90,600

Arkansas

Hourly

$18.64

$23.04

$26.84

$30.36

$34.04

Yearly

$38,800

$47,900

$55,800

$63,100

$70,800

State and National Trends

United States

Employment

Percent
Change

Job Openings 1

2012

2022

Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

67,700

68,300

+1%

14,600

Arkansas

Employment

Percent
Change

Job Openings 1

2010

2020

Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

330

350

+6%

10