Engineering Technicians

Engineering technicians use engineering, science, and mathematics to help engineers, scientists, and other professionals in research and development, quality control, manufacturing, and many other fields. Approximately 439,710 engineering technicians are employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Use engineering, science, and mathematics to help engineers and other professionals in research and development, quality control, manufacturing, and many other fields
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • Some Postsecondary Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience A solid background in mathematics and science will be helpful
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technician Supervisor or Engineering Technologist
  • Experienced Engineering Technician
  • Entry-Level Engineering Technician