This credential provides students with the rare opportunity to work for a semester in Penn State's multimillion-dollar Nanofabrication Facility at University Park. Students work in a clean-room environment and gain experience with state-of-the-art tools used to produce the silicon devices that have an ever-expanding impact on the computer, communications, and electronics industries.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wage for electrical and electronics engineering technicians was $57,850 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $34,560, and the top 10 percent earned more than $83,120.
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||19,030||$27.78||$57,780|
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing||17,280||$25.78||$53,620|
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing||11,280||$25.89||$53,850|
|Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)||7,830||$37.39||$77,770|
*Statistics reported in May 2012