Electro-Mechanical Technicians (17-3024)

Occupation description:  Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 7372 -1.40 22
United States 14,70014,800 0.710 360370

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 27.8216.7420.98 26.7433.6941.08
Alaska **20.98 *33.69*

* 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
5821 36.252.2 47.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation30
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 78
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 26.0

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
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Industrial Proc Instrumentatn AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Instrumentation Technology CT2