Nanofabrication Technology
Competency Credential

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.

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Nanofabrication Technology
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Nanofabrication Technology

Job market

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
Postal Service 7,420 $29.57 $61,490

*Statistics reported in May 2012

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