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Electronics Engineering Technician

Job Title and Job Description

Electronics Engineering Technician

Following an engineers‘ instructions I build new electronic circuits or equipment and test them.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Any electronics specialties in the medical industry will be in strong demand. This includes equipment for diagnoses of illnesses as well as equipment for people with handicaps.

What new technology will be important?

Prosthetics. More and more is known how the nervous system works. People who are paralyzed may be able to use their limbs again.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

High school, 1.5 years of electronics from the US Navy, microprocessor courses from Lowell Institute School, robotics classes from ABB Robotics, repair and programming of process controllers from Modicon, courses in programming with Labview.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

High school, technical training from the military or a technical school.

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

Yes, I had a strong interest in electronics and computers.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 1-Not Important 
Athletic / Physical 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Bilingual 1-Not Important  
Computer Technology 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Creative Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Interpersonal 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
leadership and Supervising 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Mechanical Understanding 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Sales and Negotiation 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Scientific and Experimental 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 1-Not Important 
Teaching / Instructing 1-Not Important 
Verbal Communication 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important 
Understanding Yourself 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Writing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
 

Interview By: JDB, Electronics Engineering Technician