Engineering Technology

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Job Outlook

Campus Location(s):Business & Technology
Contact: Civil, Architectural, Mechanical focus:
William Allyn, 816.604.5647
Electronics, Computers & Electronics focus:
Joseph Roche, 816.604.5417
Job Preparation:Student Employment Services;
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This is an InDemand occupation because of its importance and the shortage of skilled workers in this field. Computer aided drafting and design technicians are well paid for their knowledge, skill and experience.

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (national): $20.47 hourly; $42,580 annual
  • Median wages (Missouri): $19.37 hourly; $40,300 annual
  • Projected job growth (national - 2006-2016): Average (7% to 13%) 55,000 additional employees

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (national): $25.07 hourly/ $52,100 annual
  • Median wages (Missouri): $25.04 hourly/ $52,100 annual
  • Projected job growth (national - 2006-2016): Slower than average (3% to 6%), 67,000 additional

Job Titles

  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Architectural Engineering Assistant
  • Architectural Engineering Designer
  • Architectural Engineering Technician
  • Calibration Laboratory Technician
  • Civil Engineering Designer
  • Civil Engineering Assistant
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Engineering Aide
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Failure Analysis Technician (FA Technician)
  • Industrial Engineering Analyst
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineer Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Process Documentation and Methods Analyst
  • Project Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineering Technician (QC Engineering Technician)
  • Quality Process Engineer
  • Test Technician

Where you can find work

  • Architectural firms
  • Engineering firms
  • Distribution centers
  • Electronics manufacturing
  • Other manufacturers

Primarily office with some fieldwork involved. Certain positions may require travel.

Additional career information


Last Modified: 9/22/11