Details and In-Depth Information

Electronics Technicians typically 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 bio-medical 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
  • night vision equipment for defense companies.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

"Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, and use measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment.
They are also involved in the manufacture and deployment of equipment for automation." You can see a more detailed description, as well as salary information, on the BLS website: "