"hand tools," "composite materials," and "engineering drawings" aren't the only skills we found composite technicians list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of composite technician responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a composite technician, 24.0% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 2.6% composite technicians went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some composite technicians have a college degree. But about one out of every three composite technicians didn't attend college at all.
The composite technicians who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied aviation and business, while a small population of composite technicians studied general studies and automotive technology.
Once you're ready to become a composite technician, you should explore the companies that typically hire composite technicians. According to composite technician resumes that we searched through, composite technicians are hired the most by PDS Tech, Harris, and Plane Techs. Currently, PDS Tech has 5 composite technician job openings, while there are 4 at Harris and 4 at Plane Techs.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, composite technicians tend to earn the biggest salaries at General Electric, Raytheon Company, and Boeing. Take General Electric for example. The median composite technician salary is $77,923. At Raytheon Company, composite technicians earn an average of $72,119, while the average at Boeing is $70,689. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a composite technician include AT&T;, Genentech, and United States Navy. These three companies were found to hire the most composite technicians from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that composite technicians fulfill the most roles in are the technology and manufacturing industries. But the highest composite technician annual salary is in the energy industry, averaging $55,621. In the technology industry they make $46,168 and average about $45,764 in the manufacturing industry. In conclusion, composite technicians who work in the energy industry earn a 80.0% higher salary than composite technicians in the construction industry.