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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 268268 0.09 1423
United States 137,000139,800 2.04,400 7,30011,970

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 31.8418.8424.42 31.3837.9446.49
Alaska 41.0129.0434.79 41.5747.5653.29
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 41.0922.7433.89 40.5549.5058.11
Fairbanks North Star Borough 37.7430.3932.61 37.5442.4547.06
Balance of State 41.4832.5737.59 42.8946.8849.37

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
26178 29.946.9 37.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation81
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation18
UI claimants previously working in occupation31
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 186
Number of job position postings 45
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.1

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   (Anchorage)
Technology BS

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Technology AAS

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