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Avionics Engineers and Technicians
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for aerospace engineers and avionics techicians will grow more slowly than the average for all careers through 2020. Avionics is an important and constantly developing field for which more and more trained engineers and technicians will be required. Reliance on electronics technology has grown rapidly and in virtually every industry. Many defense contractors have begun to branch out into other products, especially in the areas of electronic and computer technology. Commercial applications of the space program, including the launching of privately owned satellites, are also providing new opportunities in the aerospace industry. Avionics technicians who are certified will have better employment prospects than those who do not have certification.