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 2014 Jobs 2018 Jobs
(Projected)
Median Pay
(Hourly)
Low Pay
(Hourly)
High Pay
(Hourly)
Mechanical Engineering Technician 1,473 1,574 $32.42 $20.16 $55.35
Industrial Engineering Technologist 3,975 4,193 $32.45 $19.26 $50.49
Electronics Engineering Technologist 3,975 4,193 $32.45 $19.26 $50.49
Mechanical Engineering Technologist 3,975 4,193 $32.45 $19.26 $50.49
Industrial Engineering Technician 1,071 1,126 $34.23 $20.04 $46.49
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist 3,975 4,193 $32.45 $19.26 $50.49
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist 3,975 4,193 $32.45 $19.26 $50.49
Electrical Engineering Technician 3,584 3,795 $30.70 $18.47 $44.99
Electro-Mechanical Technician 1,097 1,181 $32.45 $19.26 $50.49
Industrial Machinery Mechanic 11,874 13,560 $24.10 $14.98 $36.63
Industrial Production Manager 4,151 4,329 $53.16 $30.20 $100.44
Chemical Plant and System Operator 4,530 4,290 $33.54 $24.31 $42.15

*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 2014.3 Class of Worker BETA. 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)