Electronics test engineers make sure that electrical products meet quality standards before they go out to consumers by conducting regular tests. They are responsible for all aspects of the quality testing process, from designing tests to implementing them to writing reports highlighting possible improvements. Electronics test engineers need to have experience working with a variety of electrical equipment, such as circuit boards, radar systems, and more. They are able to write test scripts and design tests that align with company and governmental regulations. Electronics test engineers also need to be flexible in their work environment-sometimes, they need to conduct tests in the field for particularly large electrical systems.
Electronics test engineers need to be highly knowledgeable about electrical engineering. That is why almost all of them have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and many go on to earn a master's.
Electronics test engineers earn an average salary of $76,666 a year. However, they need to put in many years of hard work as electrical technicians or engineers before collecting this generous paycheck.