Electro-mechanical Technicians

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  • Analytical: 63
  • Creative: 48
  • Purpose: 43
  • Supported: 38
  • Social: 15

What Electro-mechanical Technicians Do

Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic, or electromechanical equipment.

Work Environment

Electro-mechanical technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work in many industrial environments, including energy, plastics, computer, and communications equipment manufacturing, and aerospace.

How to Become an Electro-mechanical Technician

Electro-mechanical technicians typically need either an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate.

College Majors

Showing data from the American Community Survey for the following US Census occupation categories:

  • Engineering technicians, except drafters

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    Job Outlook

    Employment of electro-mechanical technicians is projected to show little or no change from 2014 to 2024. Electro-mechanical technicians are generalists in technology, and their broad skill set will help sustain demand for their services.

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    Job Trends for Electro-mechanical Technicians

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    This occupation supported 17,300 jobs in 2012 and 14,700 jobs in 2014, reflecting a decline of 15.0%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 4.0% in 2022 to 18,000 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 17,400, compared with an observed value of 14,700, 15.5% lower than expected. This indicates current employment trends are much worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 0.6% in 2024 to 14,800 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 18,100 jobs for 2024, 22.3% higher than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are much worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation.