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All About Electrical Engineering Technologists

Job Description: Assist electrical engineers in such activities as process control, electrical power distribution, or instrumentation design. May prepare layouts of electrical transmission or distribution systems, supervise the flow of work, estimate project costs, or participate in research studies.

List of Electrical Engineering Technologist Job Duties

  • Calculate design specifications or cost, material, and resource estimates, and prepare project schedules and budgets.
  • Compile and maintain records documenting engineering schematics, installed equipment, installation or operational problems, resources used, repairs, or corrective action performed.
  • Evaluate electrical engineering plans to determine whether they comply with applicable environmental standards.
  • Assemble or test solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
  • Participate in the development or testing of electrical aspects of new green technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy efficient televisions.
  • Design or modify engineering schematics for electrical transmission and distribution systems or for electrical installation in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.

Electrical Engineering Technologist Skills

These are the skills Electrical Engineering Technologists say are the most useful in their careers:

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Mathematics: Using mathematics to solve problems.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Types of Electrical Engineering Technologist Jobs

  • Technologist
  • Electrical Tech/Project Manager
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Demand Technologist
  • Engineering Technologist

Job Opportunities for Electrical Engineering Technologists

In the United States, there were 76,800 jobs for Electrical Engineering Technologist in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 5.2% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,000 new jobs for Electrical Engineering Technologist by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 7,100 job openings in this field each year.

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The states with the most job growth for Electrical Engineering Technologist are Utah, Nevada, and Connecticut. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, West Virginia, or South Dakota. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Electrical Engineering Technologist Average Salary

The typical yearly salary for Electrical Engineering Technologists is somewhere between $36,120 and $98,720.

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Electrical Engineering Technologists who work in District of Columbia, Maryland, or Maine, make the highest salaries.

How much do Electrical Engineering Technologists make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $59,380
Alaska $71,850
Arizona $59,210
Arkansas $60,310
California $71,420
Colorado $63,590
Connecticut $64,510
Delaware $51,380
District of Columbia $92,600
Florida $58,860
Georgia $59,830
Hawaii $76,070
Idaho $55,540
Illinois $63,760
Indiana $58,450
Iowa $57,620
Kansas $65,870
Kentucky $58,880
Louisiana $59,930
Maine $79,670
Maryland $84,790
Massachusetts $64,220
Michigan $64,270
Minnesota $57,440
Mississippi $60,500
Missouri $59,830
Montana $59,810
Nebraska $57,630
Nevada $71,330
New Hampshire $57,730
New Jersey $75,380
New Mexico $78,160
New York $63,780
North Carolina $63,600
North Dakota $75,030
Ohio $61,060
Oklahoma $63,790
Oregon $56,890
Pennsylvania $57,210
Rhode Island $73,240
South Carolina $70,820
South Dakota $51,110
Tennessee $57,800
Texas $66,630
Utah $56,480
Vermont $58,960
Virginia $77,280
Washington $74,810
West Virginia $70,550
Wisconsin $58,780
Wyoming $67,110

Tools & Technologies Used by Electrical Engineering Technologists

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Electrical Engineering Technologists may use on a daily basis:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Project
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Linux
  • UNIX
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • C
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Bentley Microstation
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
  • Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript
  • Wolfram Research Mathematica
  • Microsoft Visual Basic.NET
  • The MathWorks Simulink
  • Simulation software

How do I Become an Electrical Engineering Technologist?

What education is needed to be an Electrical Engineering Technologist?

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What work experience do I need to become an Electrical Engineering Technologist?

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Where Electrical Engineering Technologists Are Employed

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The table below shows the approximate number of Electrical Engineering Technologists employed by various industries.

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