Engineering Technology

Engineering is a broad field, encompassing a wide variety of skills and occupations. There are chemical engineers, civil engineers, electronics and electrical engineers, systems engineers, computer hardware engineers, mechanical engineers, and many others.

Description 2017 Jobs 2027 Jobs
(Projected)
Median Pay Low Pay High Pay
Mechanical Engineering Technician 1,994 2,039 $66,568 $32,166 $154,555
Industrial Engineering Technologist 4,669 4,754 $58,046 $33,380 $108,202
Electronics Engineering Technologist 4,669 4,754 $58,046 $33,380 $108,202
Mechanical Engineering Technologist 4,669 4,754 $58,046 $33,380 $108,202
Industrial Engineering Technician 698 750 $58,024 $33,958 $96,392
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist 4,669 4,754 $58,046 $33,380 $108,202
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist 4,669 4,754 $58,046 $33,380 $108,202
Electrical Engineering Technician 4,669 4,754 $58,046 $33,380 $108,202
Electro-Mechanical Technician 341 358 $55,950 $36,590 $99,147
Industrial Machinery Mechanic 11,056 13,361 $55,497 $32,233 $89,387
Industrial Production Manager 3,127 3,164 $116,938 $72,582 $200,509
Chemical Plant and System Operator 2,910 2,692 $66,670 $36,092 $91,775

*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 2017.3 Class of Worker. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.

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Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology – MEA2

This degree is designed for students who want to transfer to four-year schools and specialize in engineering fields related to the petrochemical industry.

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)

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