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SOC: 17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
Research, design, develop, and test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use utilizing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls. Exclude "Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061).
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Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Determine project material or equipment needs. Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems. Prepare documentation containing information such as confidential descriptions or specifications of proprietary hardware or software, product development or introduction schedules, product costs, or information about product performance weaknesses. Evaluate project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems. Analyze electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility. Confer with engineers, customers, vendors, or others to discuss existing or potential electronics engineering projects or products. Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform electronics engineering tasks. Prepare necessary criteria, procedures, reports, or plans for successful conduct of the project with consideration given to site preparation, facility validation, installation, quality assurance, or testing. Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $34.16   Entry $71,064.00
Mean $51.74   Mean $107,617.00
Experience $60.52 Experience $125,889.00

The data is based on the May 2016 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2017.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
2,1402,26060.55
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17-2072.00 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer