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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 5658 3.62 35
United States 13,80014,300 3.5500 7001,250

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 28.6017.5721.63 27.2834.4442.29
Alaska 40.1732.8035.74 40.6645.8448.94

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5924 40.738.0 36.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation8
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 74
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 18.5

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 Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Instrumentation Technology CT2