Career of the Month -- Engineering Technicians
Feb 1, 2017

Do you like to analyze and problem solve?  How does designing prototypes to test out engineering designs sound?  As an engineering technician you help engineers solve technical problems.  Engineering technicians can be found in all areas of engineering, including civil, electrical, manufacturing, areospace and industrial engineering.

Engineering technicians usually have an associates degree.  

Entry-level wages range from $41,500 to $59,500 per year, while wages for experienced workers range from $49,000 to $98,000 per year, depending on your engineering specialty.

Jobs for civil engineering technicans, mechanical engineering technicans and electrical and electronic engineering technicians are expected to experience average to above average growth in jobs in most areas of the state over the next 10 years.

Training for engineering technicans can be found at many community and technical colleges in Washington.  In addition, Washington Engineering Institute in Bellingham offers associate and bachelor's degree programs in civil engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology through evening and weekend classes.