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Careers in Electronics

 
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Electronics skills are required in a wide variety of occupations. General knowledge of circuit boards, processors, electronic equipment and computer hardware and software will pave the way for more specific job-related skills in the area in which you specialize.

Installation, troubleshooting and repair will most likely be a part of your job description, wherever you use your electronics skills.

Electronics technicians may be found in areas as diverse as:

  • Audiovisual equipment installation and repair
  • Automobile manufacturing
  • Avionics and the aeronautical industry
  • Electronics manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Government agencies and programs, including national defense and the space program
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installation and repair
  • Home appliance repair
  • IT and computer-related fields
  • Medical and health care industry
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Robotics and automated manufacturing
  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Telecommunications

Salaries and Projected Job Growth

Our Electronics-Related Programs provide job-ready skills for work as an entry-level technician in various areas. However, many of our students transfer to four-year institutions to earn bachelor’s degrees or beyond in engineering and related fields. Positions and salaries will vary significantly depending on your experience and education.

According to America’s Career Infonet, average salaries and projected job growth for electronics-related careers in Texas are:

Job Median Hourly Rate Median Annual Salary Projected Growth Through 2018
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment $21.80 $45,300 +9%
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment $24.77 $51,500 +13%
Electro-mechanical technicians $25.25 $52,500 +2%
Industrial engineering technicians $24.96 $51,900 +5%
Mechanical engineering technicians $23.79 $49,900 +4%