Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians (17-3021)

Occupation description:  Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4853 10.41 12
United States 11,40011,800 3.640 280320

Job outlook

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


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.9919.0224.84 31.8240.2647.64

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7917 21.554.7 43.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation9
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 60
Number of job position postings 14
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.3

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

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aeronautics AS
Aeronautics BS
Engineering Technology BS