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, the median annual wage for electrical and electronics engineering technicians was $58,540 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $34,570.The top 10 percent earned more than $85,350.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||20,160||$27.80||$57,820|
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing||17,720||$26.96||$56,080|
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing||10,300||$26.07||$54,220|
|Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)||7,670||$37.64||$78,290|
Statistics reported in May 2013