Electrical Engineering Technologists


Assist electrical engineers in such activities as process control, electrical power distribution, or instrumentation design. May prepare layouts of electrical transmission or distribution systems, supervise the flow of work, estimate project costs, or participate in research studies.
Also called: Design Tech, Engineering Tech, Engineering Technologist, Technologist

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • PTC Mathcad
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Development environment software
  • C
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley Microstation

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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