Electrical and electronic engineering technicians make up 33 percent of all engineering technicians. Employment of engineering technicians is influenced by economic conditions similar to those which affect engineers; as a result, job outlook varies by specialty. Opportunities will be best for individuals with an associate degree or other postsecondary training in engineering technology.
Employment of electrical and electronics installers and repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay is expected to grow 12 percent, about as fast as the average for all occupations. While privatization in utilities industries should improve productivity and hinder employment growth, installation of newer, energy efficient green technologies will spur demand for employment.
Source: Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Statistics Source: O*Net’s /U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
(Wages vary by location, employer and experience)