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Electronics Engineers
(SOC Code : 17-2072)
in California

Research, design, develop, and test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use utilizing 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. Exclude "Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20171st Qtr$56.69$43.00$54.69$68.28

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2014 - 202431,70033,6001,9006.0890

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Control Systems EngineerDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Geologists and Geophysicists Program
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Architectural and Engineering Services 20,12319.7%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,09511.0%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,6598.6%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,3177.0%
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4135.0%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 2714.9%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services9,1754.2%
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers 6,9983.6%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 25,8822.5%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 4862.0%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 5,5241.3%
Electrical Equipment and Appliances 1,0681.1%
Building Equipment Contractors 28,1331.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Electric, Electronics & Communications Engineer, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Research or develop electronics technologies for use in electric-drive vehicles.
Research or develop new green electronics technologies, such as lighting, optical data storage devices, or energy efficient televisions.
Develop solar photovoltaic products, such as inverters or energy management systems.
Investigate green consumer electronics applications for consumer electronic devices, power saving devices for computers or televisions, or energy efficient power chargers.
Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
Determine project material or equipment needs.
Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
Evaluate project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems.
Analyze electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility.
Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Alternate Titles
Circuit Design Engineers; Communications Engineers; Electronics Design Engineers; Electronics Research Engineers; Integrated Circuit Design Engineers; Telecommunications Engineers
 
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