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Careers in Electronics
When you think of electronics, most people think of wiring of houses and the everyday electrician. However, there are many more available jobs for people to pursue. See the list below for some of the possible job options. On average, a person can expect to earn around $93,260 per year. Education and skill levels needed for these jobs range from a high school diploma on up through a postgraduate degree.
Design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.
Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, and coordinate activities in architectural and engineering companies.
Combine engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software used in healthcare.
Computer Hardware Engineers
Research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. These engineers discover new directions in computer hardware, which generate rapid advances in computer technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
Help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment. They are also involved in the manufacture and deployment of equipment for automation.
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers
Install or repair a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries.
Install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.
Combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic, or electromechanical equipment.
Sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses. They must have extensive knowledge of the products’ parts and functions and must understand the scientific processes that make these products work.
The top three universities in the United States for electrical engineering are:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)