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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 5959 0.02 35
United States 12,10012,900 6.6400 7001,180

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 34.3020.7025.92 32.3339.2949.50

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7517 22.761.3 45.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation11
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 61
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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