Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (17-2072)

Occupation description:  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. Excludes Computer Hardware Engineers (17-2061).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 5053 6.00 11
United States 137,400135,500 -1.40 3,0303,030

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 49.8930.6537.54 47.7059.6374.68
Alaska 45.5228.6535.17 43.3051.2561.99
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 45.5128.7434.88 43.3051.2561.34

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8115 18.566.2 48.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation26
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation23
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 12
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Electrical Engineering Bac
Electrical Engineering Mas

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Drafting with AutoCAD