Electrical technicians apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.
Associate degree: Completion of the degree program usually requires at least 2 years of full-time equivalent academic work. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)
|DESCRIPTION||2013 JOBS||2016 JOBS (PROJECTED)*||MEDIAN HOURLY WAGES||LOW HOURLY WAGES||HIGH HOURLY WAGES|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians||4,292||4,516||$30.57||$18.92||$43.84|
|Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other||4,626||4,857||$32.21||$19.02||$49.61|
|Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment||725||753||$25.75||$18.33||$33.73|
|Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment||2,290||2,376||$25.22||$15.93||$35.94|
|Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay||457||541||$31.24||$22.89||$40.03|
|Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles||691||691||$13.03||$9.85||$20.25|
|Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers||898||914||$15.20||$12.45||$18.75|
*Jobs for recently announced petrochemical projects not yet included.
Source: QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, Self-Employed & Extended Proprietors - EMSI 2013.4 Class of Worker BETA. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- Associate of Applied Science, Electrical Technology - IE2
- Certificate of Completion, Electrical Technology - IE1
- Certificate of Completion, Wiring Installation - EWI1
- Certificate of Completion, Electrical Construction - EC1