|Quick Facts: Electro-mechanical Technicians|
|2010 Median Pay||
$49,550 per year
$23.82 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Associate’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||16,400|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||1% (Little or no change)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||100|
Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines.
Electro-mechanical technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, utilities, and research and development.
Electro-mechanical technicians typically need either an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate.
The median annual wage of electro-mechanical technicians was $49,550 in May 2010.
Employment of electro-mechanical technicians is expected to grow 1 percent from 2010 to 2020, resulting in little or no change for this occupation. Electro-mechanical technicians are generalists in technology, and their broad skill set will help sustain demand for their services.
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