Mechanical Engineering Technicians (17-3027)

Occupation description:  Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

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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 5660 7.10 12
United States 48,40049,300 2.090 1,1801,280

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 27.4916.3620.47 26.1932.9139.81
Alaska 32.8620.6124.53 29.4938.0648.07
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.1521.4425.32 32.5845.0067.81

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8821 23.932.9 26.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 130
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 16.2

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

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Mechanical Technology CT2