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Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
District Of Columbia

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Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.

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Currently Employed: 1,050

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $45.49 - $69.22

Typical Annual Salary: $94,600 - $144,000

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Determine project material or equipment needs.
  • Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.
  • Prepare documentation containing information such as confidential descriptions or specifications of proprietary hardware or software, product development or introduction schedules, product costs, or information about product performance weaknesses.
  • Evaluate project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems.
  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
  • Analyze electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility.
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable codes or regulations.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, vendors, or others to discuss existing or potential electronics engineering projects or products.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform electronics engineering tasks.
  • Provide technical support or instruction to staff or customers regarding electronics equipment standards.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Capacitance meters
  • Counters
  • Electronic measuring probes
  • Microcontrollers
  • Microprocessors

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Development environment software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Operating system software

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