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Engineering technicians hold about 497,300 jobs in the United States. About 34 percent of all engineering technicians worked in manufacturing. Another 25 percent worked in professional, scientific, and technical service industries, mostly in engineering or business services companies that do engineering work on contract for government, manufacturing firms, or other organizations. The Federal Government employed 35,300 engineering technicians. State governments employed 31,300, and local governments employed 25,100.

A break out of the various disciplines can be seen in the table below. Be sure to explore the different disciplines within engineering technology.

Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 164,000
Civil engineering technicians 91,700
Industrial engineering technicians 72,600
Mechanical engineering technicians 46,100
Environmental engineering technicians 21,200
Electro-mechanical technicians 16,400
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians 8,700
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 76,600

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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