Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (17-2072)

Occupation description:  Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls. Excludes Computer Hardware Engineers (17-2061).

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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 5049 -2.01 23
United States 136,300141,300 3.73,100 5,6009,210

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 52.9932.0339.62 50.7663.9778.95
Alaska 45.5533.2836.45 42.7255.0662.36
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 50.9838.9643.35 51.6259.3064.37
Fairbanks North Star Borough 52.9741.9345.50 51.1960.0869.67
Balance of State 39.1932.3834.04 36.8039.5854.88

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
9023 25.666.2 47.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation24
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation17
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 15
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Electrical Engineering BS

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Electrical Engineering BS
Electrical Engineering MEE

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
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