Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (17-3023)

Occupation description:  Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Excludes Broadcast Technicians (27-4012).

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

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 285286 0.40 77
United States 139,400136,600 -2.00 3,4103,410

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 30.9117.9923.53 30.6036.9345.10
Alaska 38.2826.7932.58 38.1245.1249.36
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39.5829.3233.39 39.4245.8849.72
Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.3429.1233.51 38.7344.0047.62

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
26178 29.946.9 37.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation81
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation18
UI claimants previously working in occupation31
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 186
Number of job position postings 45
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.1

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
Alaska Works   (Anchorage)
Pipeline Training

 Degree
Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Applied Science and Technology in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Technology BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Technology AAS

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Basic Electronics
Electronics Technician
Telecommunications Technician