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ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS, EXCEPT COMPUTER
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls. Excludes “Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061).
 
  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
   Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists (ONET code: 17-2072.01)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Design and implement radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems used to track shipments or goods.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Verify compliance of developed applications with architectural standards and established practices.
  • Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, or talk with colleagues to stay abreast of industry research about new technologies.
  • Provide technical support for radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Perform systems analysis or programming of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Document equipment or process details of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Train users in details of system operation.
  • Analyze radio frequency identification device (RFID)-related supply chain data.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
 
 
  Knowledge:
 
 
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Determine project material or equipment needs.
  • Evaluate project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems.
  • Analyze electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, vendors, or others to discuss existing or potential electronics engineering projects or products.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform electronics engineering tasks.
  • Recommend repair or design modifications of electronics components or systems, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, or system capabilities.
  • Provide technical support or instruction to staff or customers regarding electronics equipment standards.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
      View Related Programs on Connecticut's Education & Training ConneCTion site
 
License Authority for Professional Engineer:  (License details)
 
  Department of Consumer Protection
Occupational & Professional Licensing
165 Capitol Avenue
Room #110
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6135
email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/opld

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $110,756.00 $53.25 $53.13 $34.56 - $62.23
Bridgeport/Stamford $106,803.00 $51.35 $53.06 $35.88 - $61.86
Danbury $87,794.00 $42.21 $44.75 $32.96 - $55.56
Hartford $102,605.00 $49.33 $49.81 $34.13 - $58.64
New Haven $120,388.00 $57.88 $57.42 $34.32 - $65.32
New London/Norwich $122,380.00 $58.84 $57.87 $40.21 - $66.46
Waterbury $77,763.00 $37.39 $40.34 $25.59 - $49.61
Torrington $84,862.00 $40.80 $43.40 $32.85 - $53.40
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 620 640 0.2% 41
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, and the number of annual openings will offer somewhat limited job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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