Projected Growth: Little or no change
Projected Job Openings
Considerable Preparation Needed
Your job is to Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing 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.
Common job titles of Electronics Engineers include:
Experience and Education
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.
57.21% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
17.2% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
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.
Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
Research or develop electronics technologies for use in electric-drive vehicles.
Recommend repair or design modifications of electronics components or systems, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, or system capabilities.
Analyze electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility.
Determine project material or equipment needs.
Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
Prepare budget or cost estimates for equipment, construction, or installation projects or control expenditures.
Provide technical support or instruction to staff or customers regarding electronics equipment standards.
Evaluate project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems.
Research or develop new green electronics technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy efficient televisions.
Investigate green consumer electronics applications for consumer electronic devices, power saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy efficient power chargers.
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.
Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.
Direct or coordinate activities concerned with manufacture, construction, installation, maintenance, operation, or modification of electronic equipment, 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.
Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable codes or regulations.
Represent employer at conferences, meetings, boards, panels, committees, or working groups to present, explain, or defend findings or recommendations, negotiate compromises or agreements, or exchange information.
Prepare, review, or maintain maintenance schedules, design documentation, or operational reports or charts.
Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.
Develop solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
Programmable logic controllers PLC
Inductance capacitance resistance LCR meters
High-power pulsed lasers
Communication bus analyzers
Agile Product Lifecyle Management PLM
Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS
ESRI ArcGIS software
Mentor Graphics PADS
National Instruments LabVIEWAll Technologies
Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
Three-dimensional 3D computer aided design CAD software
Trimble SketchUp Pro
Two-dimensional 2D computer aided design CAD software
Xilinx Integrated Software Environment ISE
Formula translation/translator FORTRAN
Hewlett-Packard HP OpenVMS
McCabe Software TRUEchange
Microsoft Visual Basic.NET
Microsoft Visual C# .NET
Rabbit Semiconductor Dynamic C
Real time operating system RTOS software
The MathWorks Simulink
Very high-speed integrated circuit VHSIC hardware description language VHDL
Visual Numerics PV-WAVE
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Information Ordering
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Cognitive Abilities › Spatial Abilities › Visualization