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 435,650 engineering technicians are employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Use engineering, science, and mathematics to help engineers and other professionals in research and development, quality control, manufacturing, and many other fields
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Some Postsecondary Training
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Any math and science experience helpful
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Skills
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • 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
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technician Supervisor or Engineering Technologist
  • Experienced Engineering Technician
  • Entry-Level Engineering Technician

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