Electromechanical Engineering Technologists

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Electromechanical engineering technologists assist electromechanical engineers in research, design, and development of computer-controlled electromechanical systems and equipment. Also known as mechatronics systems (or engineering) technologists, they use the principles of computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, along with systems integration and technical project management skills. They analyze and test electromechanical machine and equipment designs, schedule work flow, and create budgets for projects. There were approximately 74,290 engineering technicians and 13,710 electromechanical technicians employed in the United States in May 2016, according to the Department of Labor. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Mechatronics Engineering Technologists, Mechatronics Systems Technologists
Duties Assist electromechanical engineers in researching, designing, developing, and testing computer-based electromechanical systems; plan work schedules; analyze production costs
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience One to two years experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Skills
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Electromechanical Engineering Technologist or Manager
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Junior Electromechanical Engineering Technologist