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 2,028 2,103 $66,546 $32,194 $154,402
Industrial Engineering Technologist 2,264 2,382 $62,937 $25,211 $97,927
Electronics Engineering Technologist 2,264 2,382 $62,937 $25,211 $97,927
Mechanical Engineering Technologist 2,264 2,382 $62,937 $25,211 $97,927
Industrial Engineering Technician 708 750 $58,027 $34,133 $96,122
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist 2,264 2,382 $62,937 $25,211 $97,927
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist 2,264 2,382 $62,937 $25,211 $97,927
Electrical Engineering Technician 4,729 4,882 $58,032 $33,412 $108,092
Electro-Mechanical Technician 344 370 $55,943 $37,748 $98,769
Industrial Machinery Mechanic 10,979 13,552 $55,466 $32,222 $89,348
Industrial Production Manager 3,139 3,213 $117,088 $72,699 $200,723
Chemical Plant and System Operator 2,925 2,743 $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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