Electrical Technology

Electrical technicians apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

Description
 
2013 Jobs
 
2016 Jobs
(Projected)
Median Pay
(Hourly)
Low Pay
(Hourly)
High Pay
(Hourly)
Engineering Technicians 4,292 4,516 $30.57 $18.92 $43.84
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,174 1,258 $22.56 $16.63 $34.52
Engineering Technicians (not drafters) 4,626 4,857 $32.21 $19.02 $49.61
Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 725 753 $25.75 $18.33 $33.73
Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 2,290 2,376 $25.22 $15.93 $35.94
Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 457 541 $31.24 $22.89 $40.03
Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 691 691 $13.03 $9.85 $20.25
Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 898 914 $15.20 $12.45 $18.75

*Jobs for recently announced petrochemical projects not yet included. Source: QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, Self-Employed & Extended Proprietors – EMSI 2013.4 Class of Worker BETA. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.

Performing Computer Maintenance

Programs of Study

  • Associate of Applied Science, Electrical Technology – IE2
  • Certificate of Completion, Electrical Technology – IE1
  • Certificate of Completion, Wiring Installation – EWI1
  • Certificate of Completion, Electrical Construction – EC1

General Requirements

Associate degree: Completion of the degree program usually requires at least 2 years of full-time equivalent academic work. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)