Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

risk level
Based on 118 votes
-0.4 %
by year 2032
or $35.00 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

51% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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User poll

40% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 51% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to decline 0.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians' was $72,800, or $34 per hour

'Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians' were paid 51.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 97,420 people employed as 'Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians'.

Job description

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

SOC Code: 17-3023.00


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a Tech (No chance) says
These are jobs that make the automation, troubleshoot them and ensure that things actually work IRL. Soft jobs like programming or software engineering don't actually often dwelve into the domain of hardware, and even when they do the technologists are the ones that actually do the specialized hardware integration.
Jul 01, 2024 at 07:57 PM
Saeed (Low) says
Because we are the trainer of robots.. we are teacher of them..and we can maintain them
Jun 23, 2023 at 09:14 AM
Maxi says
Robots cant analyze and repair issues on machines. Cant program plcs. Always there is a person that tell the robot what it should do
Jun 14, 2022 at 09:19 PM
Blain says
I am finding that electronics are becoming easier for the end user to install and use. You no longer really need a degrees to work in telecoms as a lot is plug and play.
Feb 13, 2021 at 05:40 PM
Prashan (Uncertain) says
Still they have no emotional intelligence, AI can not do every job
Aug 10, 2020 at 04:33 PM

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