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Electronics Engineer

Overview: Electronic engineers conduct research, develop and design electronic components, products and systems for use in commercal, industrial, medical, military and scientific applications. They must keep up with rapid advances & specialize in telecommunications, computers, missiles.
Duties: They perform research on new design concepts for electronic appliances, systems and components. They decide whether the concepts should be adopted in new products.

Design the electronics logic to be used in products and build prototype versions of the products for testing in product testing laboratories.

Work cooperatively with marketing persons in the company to ensure the product design will satisfy customer needs.

Provide manufacturing with production guidelines for new products. Prepare maintenance plans describing what components are most likely to fail & how to diagnose and repair failures.

Degree(s): A.S. Engineering Science 
Job Outlook: Employment of electronics engineers is expected to experience little or no change through 2018 due to foreign competition in product development and offshoring of engineering services. Best opportunities will be in firms that provide engineering and design services.
Salary Range (National Average): $50,000 to $55,000
Growth: Growth
Green: Green Career
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
Additional Training/Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited engineering program is the typical requirement for entry positions. Some employers require a master's degree. All 50 states require registration for engineering positions that may affect life, health or property of the public. Registration generally requires a bachelor's degree, four years of working experience and passing a state examination.
Advancement Info: Opportunities for advancement in this occupation are best for engineers who keep up on the rapid changes in technology. This requires periodic retraining. Engineers start in entry-level positions. They generally advance to higher positions as they gain experience and knowledge. With experience and the desire to supervise others, engineers may eventually advance to chief engineer. This position oversees all projects and manages other engineers.
Recommended Skills:
  • Weighing out the options in a situation or a problem and logically choosing the best course of action.
  • Identifying the most appropriate equipment and tools needed to get a job done.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Using mathematics and/or statistics to solve problems.
  • Ability to identify a problem, review related information, develop and evaluate options, and implement a solution.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Analyzing the symptoms of a problem and deciding what actions should be taken to resolve the problem.
Recommended Values:
  • Create new ideas, programs, things, or anything else not previously developed by another person.
  • Having a level of income that will afford you with luxuries, and which will allow you to become financially independent.
  • Being able to decide on how to get something done without significant direction from someone else.
  • Having the ability to work with equipment or material things.
  • Doing something where you can physically see the results of your work.
 

* National data collected by the Department of Labor between 2008-2012.
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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.