Instrumentation Technicians

The employment outlook for instrumentation technicians varies by specialty. For example, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) predicts that employment for mechanical engineering technicians will grow by 2 percent (more slowly than the average for all careers) through 2024, while¬†job opportunities for industrial engineering technicians will decline by 5 percent.¬†Little or no change in employment for electromechanical technicians is expected through 2024. Medical equipment repairers, however, have a better job outlook. The DOL reports that employment for workers in this specialty will grow by 6 percent (about as fast as the average) through 2024. Opportunities will be best for graduates of postsecondary technical training programs. As technology becomes more sophisticated, employers will continue to look for technicians who are skilled in new technology and require a minimum of additional job training.  

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