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.

Median Annual Wage: $61,580

Education: Bachelor's degree (51%); Associate's degree (26%); Master's degree (13%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Design Tech; Electrical Tech/Project Manager; Engineering Tech; Engineering Technologist; Senior Analysis Specialist; Senior Engineering Tech; Senior Process Control Tech; Technologist; Technologist Electronic Design or Technical Director; Technologist, Development

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electrical Engineering Technologists.

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  • Review electrical engineering plans to ensure adherence to design specifications and compliance with applicable electrical codes and standards.
  • Calculate design specifications or cost, material, and resource estimates, and prepare project schedules and budgets.
  • Compile and maintain records documenting engineering schematics, installed equipment, installation or operational problems, resources used, repairs, or corrective action performed.
  • Set up and operate standard or specialized testing equipment.
  • Review installation or quality assurance documentation.
  • Participate in training or continuing education activities to stay abreast of engineering or industry advances.
  • Review, develop, and prepare maintenance standards.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electrical Engineering Technologists.

  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Electrical Engineering Technologists.

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