Hello, my name is Ray as you may already know from the title of this post. I did a mini job search in the field of my major which is Electrical Engineering Technology. I found out that there are many different work positions in my field, they range from service technician all the way to Controls Engineering Manager. These positions requires similar skills yet, varies from one another but the common base requirement is to have experience working in the field or a degree in this specific field of work. Most of the technician positions only require one to have a Associate Degree, some requires a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Electrical Engineering Technology, and the position that requires a Bachelor’s Degree is Electrical CAD Technician where it requires the applicant to have skills in the area of Computer-aided design, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD, Microsoft PowerPoint, Electrical CAD, Adecco Engineering, as for English skills it was never specify by the employer, however the common English skills were communication and reading comprehension. Different companies has different requirements, let’s take Con Edison for example to work as a Electrical Technician they requires the applicant to possess the ability to perform repairs and calibrations on electrical and electronic measuring instrumentation, as well as troubleshoot and repair analog and digital control systems, and also be the ability to push/pull/lift equipment and materials up to 50 pounds. The aforementioned skills are the common skills that are required to work as an engineering technician, there are also position such as a service electrical technician that only requires to have a high school diploma but with a much different set of skill requirement such as Cost accounting, Programmable logic controller, Development aid, Hydraulics, Design-build and systems and prototypes.
All these skill requirements are classes that i have to take in order to graduate with bachelor’s degree in Electrical Technology, I now see the reason why we are required to study so many different courses ranging from circuit analysis to electronic and then digital control, there are lab classes that each and every students are required to for the major of Electrical Engineering Technology, where they teach the students how to use the software such as AUTOCAD which is used for 2D and 3D computer aided design and drafting, and other courses such as electronic’s laboratory where the students learn how to analyze the frequency and signals generated by your everyday electronics. The circuit analysis lab is the most substantial course, where the students learn the base material needed to understand electrical components, there are also courses that didn’t quite fit into the major, such as public speaking and advance technical writing, but now I see that all these courses provides the students, with the skills and knowledge needed to become an expert in the field of our future careers.
Below are links to the job ads that i used as sources for this post.