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)

  Average 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.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.2717.7222.99 29.9036.2944.06
Alaska 38.5326.1831.83 39.1145.4649.93
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 38.1825.2931.83 39.2245.1549.02
Fairbanks North Star Borough **31.83 *45.15*
Balance of State **31.83 *45.15*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
29694 31.846.8 37.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation67
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation22
UI claimants previously working in occupation28
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 156
Number of job position postings 70
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.2

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

Alaska Works   (Anchorage)
Pipeline Training

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

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Computer Systems Technology AAS

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Computer Systems Technology AAS

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