Some of the skills we found on electrical technician resumes included "hand tools," "plc," and "electrical equipment." We have detailed the most important electrical technician responsibilities below.
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Before becoming an electrical technician, 23.6% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 2.7% electrical 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 electrical technicians have a college degree. But about one out of every three electrical technicians didn't attend college at all.
Those electrical technicians who do attend college, typically earn either a electrical engineering degree or a electrical engineering technology degree. Less commonly earned degrees for electrical technicians include a business degree or a electrical and power transmission installers degree.
Once you're ready to become an electrical technician, you should explore the companies that typically hire electrical technicians. According to electrical technician resumes that we searched through, electrical technicians are hired the most by Aerotek, Michael & Son Services, and Anheuser-Busch. Currently, Aerotek has 18 electrical technician job openings, while there are 16 at Michael & Son Services and 10 at Anheuser-Busch.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, electrical technicians tend to earn the biggest salaries at Texas Instruments, Intel, and Eastman. Take Texas Instruments for example. The median electrical technician salary is $92,038. At Intel, electrical technicians earn an average of $88,740, while the average at Eastman is $81,077. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire electrical technicians from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include United States Steel, Us Navy, and United States Army Corps of Engineers.
For the most part, electrical technicians make their living in the manufacturing and professional industries. Electrical technicians tend to make the most in the energy industry with an average salary of $57,789. The electrical technician annual salary in the technology and manufacturing industries generally make $55,414 and $53,027 respectively. Additionally, electrical technicians who work in the energy industry make 7.9% more than electrical technicians in the professional Industry.