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ERIC Number: EJ977365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Career Directions--Electronics Technician
Tech Directions, v71 n6 p25-26 Jan 2012
Electronics technicians (ETs) work with electronics engineers to set up and maintain complicated electronics equipment that many of today's businesses rely on. The field is varied. An ET might service the industrial controls on a factory floor. Or repair missile control systems for the government. Or an ET could specialize in cars and trucks, installing and repairing sound and alarm systems. The ET lays out, builds, tests, troubleshoots, repairs, and modifies developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems. They read schematics and maintenance manuals, solder and unsolder components, and research parts availability and costs. ETs draw sketches, prepare layouts, and prepare prototypes and production models. The two main types of ETs are field technicians and bench technicians. A field technician generally travels to industrial locations to repair equipment while a bench technician works in repair shops fixing components that cannot be repaired on the factory floor. This article discusses everything students need to know about careers for ETs--wages, responsibilities, education and skills needed, career advancement possibilities, and more.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A