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801 Associates's Degrees Annually
0 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#52 in Popularity (Associate's)
$39,810 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Industrial Electronics Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many industrial electronics technology/technician graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 1,409
Associate’s Degree 801
Undergraduate Certificate 584

What Industrial Electronics Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to industrial electronics technology/technician and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician Majors

Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Skills for Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician Majors

industrial electronics technology/technician majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Abilities for Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician Majors

Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

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  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

What Can You Do With a Industrial Electronics Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with industrial electronics technology/technician:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 2.3% $58,110

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Electronics?

801 Associate's Degrees Annually
6% Percent Women
26% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major attracts more men than women. About 94% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of industrial electronics technology/technician majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician Students with Associate's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 82
Hispanic or Latino 83
White 561
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 54

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician, too. About 0.7% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Industrial Electronics Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Average salaries range from $39,810 to $59,210 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to industrial electronics technology/technician. This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for an Industrial Electronics Major  ( 39810 to 59210 )
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Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
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Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
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Some degrees associated with industrial electronics technology/technician may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to industrial electronics technology/technician have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 4.9%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 34.5%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 27.9%
Some College Courses 4.5%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 28.3%
Bachelor’s Degree 0.0%
Master’s Degree 0.0%
Post-Doctoral Training 0.1%

Online Industrial Electronics Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 145 schools offered some type of industrial electronics technology/technician program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 86 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 76 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 7 0
Associate’s Degree 75 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 86 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Industrial Electronics Worth It?

The median salary for a industrial electronics technology/technician grad is $39,810 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to industrial electronics technology/technician.

Major Number of Grads
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 2,779
Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 2,658
Other Electrical/Electronics Maintenance & Repair Technology 586
Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology 236
Appliance Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 209
Security System Installation, Repair, & Inspection Technology/Technician 63
Business Machine Repair 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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