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, 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 Services20,160$27.80$57,820
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing17,720$26.96$56,080
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing10,300$26.07$54,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)7,670$37.64$78,290
Postal Service6,530$29.97$62,340

Statistics reported in May 2013

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