Electronics Technician
 
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Skill Requirements

Intellectual - basic

  • Attention to detail.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Initiative.
  • Ability to work independently most of the time.
  • Good trouble-shooting skills.

Intellectual - specialized

  • Able to work from schematic diagrams, sketches, and verbal instructions.
  • Knowledge of basic digital and analog theory.
  • Knowledge of electronics testing equipment.

Social

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work as part of a team.

Physical

  • Good visual acuity and color perception.

Skill Maintenance requirement
Moderate. Due to the constantly changing technologies, Electronics Technicians often take additional courses and study technical manuals to stay current.

    
 

Experience Prerequisites

Experience using electronic test and measurement equipment is required.

    
 

Education/Training Required

A Certificate or AS Degree in electronics is typically required, and given the current shortage of jobs, education is even more important.

Those who continue their education and earn at least a BS Degree open themselves to many possibilities as engineers.

The next section in this career guide ("Bay Area Education/Training Resources") provides detailed information on some of the training programs available for Electronics Technicians.

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