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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 20141st Qtr$53.34$41.03$52.02$64.99

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202031,80035,9004,10012.91,170

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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
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 22,87619.7%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,09411.0%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,7268.6%
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 7937.5%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,1707.0%
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4565.0%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 2954.9%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services10,0464.2%
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers 8,5743.6%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0542.5%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 4762.0%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 6,7831.3%
Building Equipment Contractors 31,4581.0%

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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.)
Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction, relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or systems.
Confer with engineers, customers, vendors or others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects or products.
Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of project and develop system plan.
Evaluate operational systems, prototypes and proposals and recommend repair or design modifications, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, and system capabilities.
Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.
Provide technical support and instruction to staff or customers regarding equipment standards, assisting with specific, difficult in-service engineering.
Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable codes or regulations.
Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.

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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.
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.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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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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