Electronics Careers

Electronics are everywhere, and electronics programs prepare students for careers wherever electronic systems are found. Students and graduates work in industries such as

  • Aerospace,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Communications,
  • Entertainment,
  • Industrial,
  • Medical,
  • Power,
  • Semiconductor, and
  • Transportation.

All of these industries employ increasingly complex electronic systems in all areas of our economy. Typical ET jobs include developing, building, calibrating, testing, certifying, maintaining, and qualifying

  • instrument landing, radar, and air traffic control systems in airports,
  • complex biomedical equipment in biotechnology companies,
  • transmitters and communications equipment for TV and Radio broadcasters,
  • instrumentation and switching substations for power companies
  • medical ultrasound systems, pacemakers, and automatic defibrillators in medical equipment companies
  • traffic signal instrumentation and controls for large metropolitan areas,
  • high-speed automated systems for the U.S. Postal Service,
  • complex instruments and control systems for Semiconductor equipment vendors and manufacturers, and,
  • night vision equipment for defense companies.

Electronic Technicians do not repair radios and TV's.

Take a look at the official data on this career compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: