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Electrical Engineering Technologists


Electrical engineering technologists help electrical engineers design and develop electrical power and distribution systems and instrumentation. They create layouts of electrical distribution or transmission systems. They also oversee the work flow, ensuring work is done according to regulations and that deadlines are met. They perform tests on electrical equipment and systems, record data, and prepare project schedules and budgets. They work closely with electrical engineers and other technologists on such things as computer systems, broadcast and communications systems, MP3 players, and GPS devices. The job closest to electrical engineering technologists that the Department of Labor provides information on is engineering technicians (all other). There are approximately 74,290 engineering technicians employed in the United States.

There are approximately 313,970 electrical and electronics engineers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
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Career Ladder
Chief Electrical Engineering Technologist or Consultant

Senior Electrical Engineering Technologist

Electrical Engineering Technologist

Junior Electrical Engineering Technologist

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