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 2,401 2,785 $59,683 $34,333 $144,011
Industrial Engineering Technologist 2,410 2,723 $60,458 $27,394 $97,351
Electronics Engineering Technologist 2,410 2,723 $60,458 $27,394 $97,351
Mechanical Engineering Technologist 2,410 2,723 $60,458 $34,436 $99,518
Industrial Engineering Technician 822 904 $60,585 $41,041 $98,601
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist 2,410 2,723 $60,458 $27,394 $97,351
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist 2,410 2,723 $60,458 $27,394 $97,351
Electrical Engineering Technician 4,978 5,575 $60,477 $34,634 $101,821
Electro-Mechanical Technician 377 453 $65,645 $38,968 $106,235
Industrial Machinery Mechanic 10,537 13,803 $51,861 $28,706 $88,031
Industrial Production Manager 3,340 3,674 $108,942 $63,243 $198,152
Chemical Plant and System Operator 3,419 3,214 $70,041 $41,000 $93,007

*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 2016.4 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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