Electronics and Advanced Technologies

Experts who can design, build, and repair high-tech systems are in high demand in nearly every industry. Choose from career tracks in electronics technology, engineering technology, nanoelectronics, robotics, and more. Your associate degree will qualify you for great jobs calibrating and maintaining automated systems.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers

    Repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.

    Hourly Wage: $16.59

    Currently Employed: 111

    Projections:

    111 people are employed as Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers. This number is expected to increase by 8.11% over the next four years.

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  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

    Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.

    Hourly Wage: $30.68

    Currently Employed: 158

    Projections:

    158 people are employed as Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay. This number is expected to increase by 8.86% over the next four years.

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  • Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

    Repair, adjust, or install audio or television receivers, stereo systems, camcorders, video systems, or other electronic home entertainment equipment.

    Hourly Wage: $16.95

    Currently Employed: 152

    Projections:

    152 people are employed as Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers. This number is expected to increase by 4.61% over the next four years.

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  • Signal and Track Switch Repairers

    Install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.

    Hourly Wage: $25.97

    Currently Employed: 22

    Projections:

    22 people are employed as Signal and Track Switch Repairers. This number is expected to increase by 9.09% over the next four years.

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  • Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

    Wind wire coils used in electrical components, such as resistors and transformers, and in electrical equipment and instruments, such as field cores, bobbins, armature cores, electrical motors, generators, and control equipment.

    Hourly Wage: $15.81

    Currently Employed: 122

    Projections:

    122 people are employed as Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers. This number is expected to increase by 7.38% over the next four years.

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  • Wind Energy Engineers

    Design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems and prepare and develop site specifications.

    Hourly Wage: $47.38

    Currently Employed: 1256

    Projections:

    1256 people are employed as Wind Energy Engineers. This number is expected to increase by 5.41% over the next four years.

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  • Electronics Engineering Technicians

    Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

    Hourly Wage: $32.73

    Currently Employed: 3567

    Projections:

    3567 people are employed as Electronics Engineering Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 4.68% over the next four years.

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  • Electrical Engineering Technicians

    Test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineers or technologists.

    Hourly Wage: $32.73

    Currently Employed: 3567

    Projections:

    3567 people are employed as Electrical Engineering Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 4.68% over the next four years.

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  • Electrical Engineering Technologists

    Assist electrical engineers in such activities as process control, electrical power distribution, or instrumentation design. May prepare layouts of electrical transmission or distribution systems, supervise the flow of work, estimate project costs, or participate in research studies.

    Hourly Wage: $26.74

    Currently Employed: 515

    Projections:

    515 people are employed as Electrical Engineering Technologists. This number is expected to increase by 5.44% over the next four years.

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  • Electronics Engineering Technologists

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

    Hourly Wage: $26.74

    Currently Employed: 515

    Projections:

    515 people are employed as Electronics Engineering Technologists. This number is expected to increase by 5.44% over the next four years.

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  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

    Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.

    Hourly Wage: $18.74

    Currently Employed: 427

    Projections:

    427 people are employed as Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment. This number is expected to increase by 6.56% over the next four years.

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  • Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

    Design or configure voice, video, and data communications systems. Supervise installation and post-installation service and maintenance.

    Hourly Wage: $56.3

    Currently Employed: 2626

    Projections:

    2626 people are employed as Telecommunications Engineering Specialists. This number is expected to increase by 6.25% over the next four years.

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  • Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

    Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.

    Hourly Wage: $21.75

    Currently Employed: 2182

    Projections:

    2182 people are employed as Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers. This number is expected to increase by 8.07% over the next four years.

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  • Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment

    Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.

    Hourly Wage: $22.25

    Currently Employed: 95

    Projections:

    95 people are employed as Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment. This number is expected to increase by 5.26% over the next four years.

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  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians

    Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

    Hourly Wage: $26.65

    Currently Employed: 49

    Projections:

    49 people are employed as Electro-Mechanical Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 12.24% over the next four years.

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  • Electromechanical Engineering Technologists

    Assist electromechanical engineers in such activities as computer-based process control, instrumentation, or machine design. May prepare layouts of machinery or equipment, plan the flow of work, conduct statistical studies, or analyze production costs.

    Hourly Wage: $26.74

    Currently Employed: 515

    Projections:

    515 people are employed as Electromechanical Engineering Technologists. This number is expected to increase by 5.44% over the next four years.

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  • Nanosystems Engineers

    Design, develop, or supervise the production of materials, devices, or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition, applying principles of nanoscale physics and electrical, chemical, or biological engineering.

    Hourly Wage: $47.38

    Currently Employed: 1256

    Projections:

    1256 people are employed as Nanosystems Engineers. This number is expected to increase by 5.41% over the next four years.

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  • Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists

    Implement production processes for nanoscale designs to produce or modify materials, devices, or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition. Operate advanced microscopy equipment to manipulate nanoscale objects. Work under the supervision of nanoengineering staff.

    Hourly Wage: $26.74

    Currently Employed: 515

    Projections:

    515 people are employed as Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists. This number is expected to increase by 5.44% over the next four years.

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  • Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians

    Operate commercial-scale production equipment to produce, test, or modify materials, devices, or systems of molecular or macromolecular composition. Work under the supervision of engineering staff.

    Hourly Wage: $26.74

    Currently Employed: 515

    Projections:

    515 people are employed as Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 5.44% over the next four years.

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  • Meter Readers, Utilities

    Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.

    Hourly Wage: $16.79

    Currently Employed: 149

    Projections:

    149 people are employed as Meter Readers, Utilities. This number is expected to increase by 2.68% over the next four years.

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  • Gas Plant Operators

    Distribute or process gas for utility companies and others by controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on main pipelines.

    Hourly Wage: $30.01

    Currently Employed: 45

    Projections:

    45 people are employed as Gas Plant Operators. This number is expected to increase by 8.89% over the next four years.

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  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

    Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

    Hourly Wage: $28.06

    Currently Employed: 498

    Projections:

    498 people are employed as Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers. This number is expected to increase by 23.49% over the next four years.

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  • Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

    Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

    Hourly Wage: $21.89

    Currently Employed: 706

    Projections:

    706 people are employed as Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers. This number is expected to increase by 12.32% over the next four years.

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