What Kind Of Jobs Are Available For A Technician?


As just two examples, an engineering and industrial technician might earn a living as a machinist or construction manager. Engineering and industrial technicians might also help fabricate aircraft parts or troubleshoot electrical systems for large buildings.

Industries that hire engineering technicians include:

  • Consumer and business goods, like computer and appliance manufacturing
  • Transportation, including highway, rail, transit, air and maritime
  • Commercial, residential and public construction
  • Heavy manufacturers such as the cold forming industry
  • Information technology and telecommunications services

Jobs in these areas and many others pay well, and offer opportunities for advancement. And, because technology is forever changing, the work is challenging and never boring. There is always something new to learn, and always a new tool to make your job more interesting.


Questions & Answers:
•  What is Engineering & Industrial Technology?
•  What is a Technician?
•  Why Should I Consider Becoming A Technician?
•  What Kind Of Jobs Are Available For A Technician?
•  Are There Jobs For Women As Technicians?
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Career information from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition and member schools.