One of the most popular and demanding job for this century is the job of an electrical engineering tech.
An electrical engineering tech is responsible for manufacturing, developing and repairing a wide range of electrical equipment. Electrical engineering techs are also able to transform new and creative ideas into reality by using their knowledge of the electrical theory and principles and applying them to their current tasks.
Some responsibilities of an electrical engineering tech include: Researching and creating new designs, constructing electrical equipment, analysing designed products and applying the knowledge of electrical technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity.
Electrical engineering techs are employed by different communication, manufacturing and electrical utility companies. Working conditions may vary depending on where the technician works. Most electrical engineering techs work in their own lab or work benches. Some may have to go to a different site to install or maintain a product. Some may even have to go to another country to work for their specific company. On average, an electrical engineering tech works for 40-hours a week.
How to become an electrical engineer?
To become an electrical engineering tech, one must: complete High-School, complete 1-2 year engineering technology program, complete University level course in electrical engineering computers, and have a minimum of 2 years of experience before certification
How much does an electrical engineer make?
Electrical engineering salaries vary depending on the tech’s experience and his/her knowledge. For example: If one studies electrical engineering technology for a period of 5 years, then they can earn a higher salary than a tech with an experience of 2 years.
On average, a beginner electrical tech can earn up to $35,000 a year. Senior techs can earn up to $80,000 a year. In addition, electrical techs also receive benefits, such as dental coverage, a pension plan, and paid vacation.
What are some electrical engineering related careers?
Avionics Tech — Avionics tech test and repair all electronic systems used in aircraft. Avionic Techs work for aircraft manufactures airlines, the military or the government and earn up to $50,000 a year.
Chemical Engineering Tech — Chemical engineering tech help engineers design and operate process that bring about a change to physical matter. Theses engineers work in drug, food processing and environmental consulting companies and make about $60,000 a year.
Petroleum Engineering — Petroleum engineers are responsible for finding new oil and natural gas reservoirs. Petroleum engineers work at oil and gas companies, usually having to travel outside their country. Petroleum engineers can earn up to $80,000 a year.
Security Systems Tech — Security system tech install and repair fire and burglar alarms. Security system techs are usually self-employed and they earn up to $40,000 a year.
Line worker — Line workers install and repair overhead and underground wires that transmit electricity. Line workers are usually self-employed and make up to $50,000 a year.