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Microelectronics Technicians

Overview

Microelectronics technicians work in research laboratories assisting the engineering staff to develop and construct prototype and custom-designed microchips. Microchips, often called simply chips, are tiny but extremely complex electronic devices that control the operations of many kinds of communications equipment, consumer products, industrial controls, aerospace guidance systems, and medical electronics. The process of manufacturing chips is often called fabrication. Approximately 139,400 electrical and electronics engineering technicians are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Apprenticeship

Certification/License

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Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Realistic

Technical

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Microelectronics Technician

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