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.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for electrical and electronics engineering technicians was $63,660 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $93,810.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||19,440||$30.83||$64,130|
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing||16,690||$29.20||$60,740|
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing||8,800||$28.48||$59,240|
|Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)||7,520||$40.36||$83,950|
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services||7,150||$32.20||$66,970|
Statistics reported in May 2017