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Electronics Engineering Technology Careers Guide - Intelligent Partners


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Electronics Engineering Technology Careers Guide - Intelligent Partners

  1. 1. Electronics and Engineering Technology Careers That Fit You College of Engineering & Information Sciences
  2. 2. Turn your skills into a career. Do you like using both your intellect and dexterity to understand and manipulate technology? Do you like to deconstruct and rebuild mechanical equipment or hard drives? Electronics and engineering technology are two exciting fields that require these unique skills. With the right education, you could land in a business, university or government agency developing the technologies that will make tomorrow’s devices smaller, faster and more powerful. Or, you could use your knowledge at a computer or equipment manufacturer. You could even help the medical community create the machines that diagnose and treat illnesses. Electronics and engineering technology careers are hot. But don’t just take our word for it. Consider these facts: • The National Science Foundation estimates that within the next 10 years, the worldwide need for nanotechnology workers will rise from 20,000 to 2 million. • The Telecommunications Industry Association predicts that wireless and business data revenue will grow 73% during the next four years alone. • According to Wilkofsky Gruen Associates, the demand for high-volume data applications is driving growth in all segments. • The demand for low-cost, lightweight PCs is exploding. Roughly 400,000 units shipped in 2007. In 2009, that number is expected to hit 18 million units. — • Touch and voice recognition and Internet connectivity are being developed for new devices, from cell phones that double as TV remote controls to broadband HDTVs that access the web.
  3. 3. The opportunities are there for those with the right skills and credentials.If you’ve ever thought about building or maintaining high-tech equipment — from consumer devices to highly specializedmachines for a variety of industries — then you’re in the right place. DeVry University can help you build on your naturalabilities, understand these technologies firsthand, and earn a degree that employers respect. Then you’ll be ready topursue any of these fast growing careers:Application engineers design electronic circuits and Engineering technicians help design, develop andcomponents that control actions like propulsion and test electronic and electrical equipment. They mayacoustics. These professionals may work in the commercial, work in product evaluation testing, adjusting or makingindustrial, medical or military arenas. They are highly repairs and improvements. Knowledge of computer-skilled with their hands and have a strong background aided design and drafting software is often math and electronics. Field service technicians visit customer’s placesBiomedical equipment technicians test, adjust and of work to install and service equipment. They runrepair equipment such as CAT scanners, MRI machines, diagnostic tests and replace or repair broken parts.patient monitoring devices and many others. They may They may help train customers on how to operatework for a large manufacturer traveling from client to equipment and may need special training on the brandclient, or work for a hospital system. or type of electronic equipment they are servicing.Computer, automated teller and office machine technicians Manufacturing technicians apply engineering theoryinstall, maintain and fix electronic equipment. They travel and principles to solve manufacturing or industrialto stores, offices and locations to provide emergency repair design problems. They seek to improve production andservices. Successful professionals will combine customer efficiency rates within the manufacturing environment.service skills with their technical know-how. They help plan work assignments for other workers to optimize production and delivery times of finished goods.Computer support specialists provide technicalassistance, support and advice to customers and Sales engineers consult to businesses and governmentsother users. These troubleshooters analyze problems on various technologies and products. They help determineand guide people to solutions, often remotely. They how products can be customized to meet specific clienthave strong interpersonal and communication skills, needs. They develop proposals and negotiate pricing inas well as advanced technical knowledge. the promotion of their companies’ products.Customer service engineers provide corrective and Software engineers work with hardware engineerspreventative maintenance support for electronic to design and develop software systems that meetproducts after they’ve been sold. These individuals customer or end-user needs. They develop installationmay help train customers on using the products as and upgrade plans, test systems and incorporatewell as evaluate and resolve problems. Important skills customer feedback to deliver improved featuresinclude interpersonal skills and mechanical abilities. and functionality. They have strong communication skills to match their knowledge of computer systems.Electronic technicians may work either at the equipmentsite or in a repair shop fixing components of electronic Test engineers/technologists use standard test equipmentequipment used in factories and other businesses. They to measure electronic components’ performance. Theyrun diagnostic checks on self-monitoring equipment determine the rationale for modifications and performand review schematics to help troubleshoot. Special preventative maintenance, calibrating equipment andcertification within the industry may be required. systems for optimal performance. This is a hands-on career field that requires the practical application ofEngineering specialists work in industries like medical broad electronics manufacturing, geographical surveying,wastewater management, and many others. They designand improve the machines and systems that are particularto those industries. In addition to their broad engineeringknowledge, they may need specialized knowledge withintheir industries.
  4. 4. ResourcesMake an educated decision about your career. You can learn more about the careers we’ve featured by visiting these websites. American Design Drafting Association Manufacturers’ Agents National Association Association for Computing Machinery Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation Association for Operations Management, APICS National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. InfoComm International National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies Institute for Supply Management Society for Technical Communication Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Society of Broadcast Engineers Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society Bureau of Labor Statistics Institute of Industrial Engineers Salary Information JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) Websites current at time of publication.
  5. 5. See yourself succeeding atDeVry University – and beyond.If you’ve done some career research, like whatyou’ve learned and think your skills and interestsare a good fit for this field, consider pursuing yourpassion at DeVry University.As a student at DeVry University, you’ll learn the technical skills that’ll give youan edge in your career, as well as critical professional skills to help you succeedin any work environment. We’ll provide you with hands-on training in a real-worldenvironment. It’s a solid combination you won’t find elsewhere – and one thatemployers seek out.DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the NorthCentral Association (, which means you can expect educationof the highest caliber. You’ll complete assignments using the latest equipment,while receiving guidance from instructors with current industry experience.Coursework in our bachelor’s degree programs culminates with the completionof a Senior Project, in which you’ll address real engineering technology needsfor a real company.By the time you graduate, you’ll have received a well-rounded education from auniversity with a long history of preparing the best. DeVry’s historical roots traceback to 1931, when Dr. Herman DeVry established DeForest Training School toprepare students for technical work in electronics, motion pictures, radio andlater, television. No wonder DeVry University graduates are in such high demand.
  6. 6. Intrigued by the possibilities? Learn as much and make an The path to your successful career begins at DeVry University. Regardless of the career field that interests you, you can’t go wrong with a degree from DeVry University. We offer a variety of degree programs to get you on the right path to a successful career.* Electronics & Computer Technology Computer Engineering Technology Associate Degree Program Bachelor’s Degree Program Concentrate on the hands-on aspects of computer Master the skills you need to research, design, develop electronics, including electrical and electronic circuits and test computer hardware, while focusing on the software and systems, digital microprocessor and computer needed for product development. Learn to test, monitor systems, computer applications for business, and and maintain a variety of advanced electronic products networking applications. Learn how to inspect products and industrial equipment, including chips, semiconductor and processes, conduct tests, collect data and build fabrications and electronic Internet applications. your own prototype versions of new equipment designs. Biomedical Engineering Technology Electronics Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Program Bachelor’s Degree Program Research, design and test computer-based hardware and Learn to use cutting-edge engineering principles to analyze learn to supervise its manufacture and/or installation. Work and facilitate biological and medical technology advances with advanced electronic products and industrial equipment to enhance today’s healthcare practice. Design, build and to design, test and troubleshoot new technologies. maintain a wide range of devices, from pacemakers to lasers to patient-monitoring devices and X-ray tools. *Program availability varies by location. Some coursework may be available online only.
  7. 7. as you can,informed decision about your career path. Choose the degree program that’s right for your career development. So you have an electronics or engineering technology career in mind, but you’re not sure which degree program is right for you? That’s where the quick reference chart below will come in handy. We’ve matched up fast-growing careers in the industry with the appropriate DeVry University degree program that will prepare you for each. Electronics & Computer Computer Engineering Electronic Engineering Biomedical Engineering Degree Programs Technology Technology Technology Technology Careers Application Engineer x x x Biomedical Equipment Technician x x Computer, Automated Teller and Office Machine Technician x Computer Support Specialist x Customer Service Engineer x x x x Electronic Technician x x x Engineering Specialist x x x Engineering Technician x Field Service Technician x Manufacturing Technician x x x x Sales Engineer x x x Software Engineer x Test Engineer/Technologist x x x Ready to build a career in electronics and engineering technology? Visit or call 888.DEVRY.04 to learn how you can make it happen.
  8. 8. Visit or call 888.DEVRY.04 DeVry is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. AC0060.Program availability varies by location. In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. DeVry University operates as DeVry Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta © 2010 DeVry Educational Development Corp. 55-500020 3/10 50M