Electronics and Computer Technology Careers Overview
The more technology changes and grows, the more demand there is for trained professionals to create and maintain it. Your DeVry University education will give you the cutting-edge electronics and computer technology skills and talents to enter a field in which the new career growth rate is exceeding the national average. You can find a career in chip/component production, equipment manufacturing, microtechnology, nanotechnology, or biotechnology. Whether working as a consultant or on staff for a prestigious firm, you can apply your specialized technical education to design and implement hardware-based solutions to challenging technical problems.
Areas of Opportunity
When you earn your associate degree in Electronics and Computer Technology from DeVry University, you'll be equipped for a specialized career in a wide variety of industries. Here are some of the specific computer careers you could pursue:
- Computer Support Specialist: These specialists provide support, advice, and technical assistance to computer users through a help desk, a support services firm, or the IT department of a large company. They also may help get users up to speed on new technologies and write training manuals.
- Electrical and Electronics Installer and Repair Specialist: As a technology installer and repair specialist, you'll work with intricate components to keep electrical and electronics equipment working smoothly.
- Computer and Office Machine Repair Specialist: Using high-tech tools and diagnostic software, these highly skilled, mobile professionals diagnose and correct problems in a wide variety of electronics equipment, from photocopiers to the most sophisticated computers.
Careers in electronics and computer technology are available in a variety of industries, including:
- Consumer products
DeVry University graduates in Electronics and Computer Technology will be prepared for computer careers in areas such as:
- Electronic system equipment installation/maintenance
- Manufacturing equipment installation/maintenance
- Wide area network and local area network installation/maintenance
- Wireless communication systems installation/maintenance
- Telecommunications systems installation/maintenance
- Technical field service
- Technical sales/sales support
- Research and development support
- Quality control
For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Engineering & Information Sciences.