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