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Engineering Technology Jobs

By DeVry University

November 29, 2023

7 min read
 

The engineering technology field encompasses a variety of different jobs and career paths across a range of industries. If you're considering a move into engineering technology, or are a recent graduate of an engineering technology degree program, you're probably wondering what kind of jobs might be available.

Where you decide to focus your job search depends on your skills, goals and interests. 
 

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To find the right fit for you, we'll help you learn about the various jobs in this exciting industry and explain the basics of engineering technology as we explore the following sections (jump to):

What is Engineering Technology?

Engineering technology combines aspects of science and engineering and applies them to everyday life. While traditional engineering relies on the development and theory of various products and equipment, engineering technology is concerned with making sure these products function the way they’re supposed to.

The foundational education of an engineering technician, earned through an associate or bachelor’s-level degree, might allow them to work in a variety of industries, but they can also specialize and become knowledgeable in one particular industry or area of focus. At DeVry, our Associate Degree in Engineering Technology can be earned as a versatile, general degree, or can be more industry-focused with one of three different specializations: Machine Learning and Design Techniques, Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems and Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power.

What Engineering Technology Jobs are Available?

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are several career paths available to those interested in pursuing engineering technology, including manufacturing, research and development, the federal government or even working in laboratories.

Entry-level engineering technology jobs typically require an associate degree, so if you're thinking about pursuing a career in engineering technology, your education might be a good place to start.

At DeVry, graduates of our Associate Degree in Engineering Technology may consider, but are not limited to career options such as:

  • Electrical Engineering Technician

    Electrical engineering technicians use their engineering knowledge to build and repair electrical systems or equipment. They may also work with electrical engineers to design, develop and test electrical systems.

  • Computer User Support Specialist

    Also called help-desk technicians, computer user support specialists make sure that their customers have a smooth experience. They may work on an IT team for a specific company, or they might focus on helping users navigate a particular network or software. They can work in office settings or remotely.

  • Field Service Technician

    Rather than work at one location, field service technicians apply technical and engineering knowledge to perform installations and maintenance on a complex piece of equipment at the customer's location and return at scheduled intervals to perform maintenance.

  • Engineering Technologist (General)

    Engineering technologists are a good fit for people who have a broad range of interests. Engineering technologists work in a variety of settings, such as product design or engineering, with a team of engineers to help ensure that the machines and electronics they develop function as they’re supposed to.

Graduates of our Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology may consider, but are not limited to career options such as:

  • Electrical Engineering Technologist

    People who work as electrical engineering technologists may work with electrical engineers to manage multiple aspects of a project. In some cases, they may develop electrical transmission system layouts, oversee workflows, work hands-on installing equipment, maintain electrical control and industrial automation systems or perform cost estimates.

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technologist

    Manufacturing engineering technologists work to design, develop and implement equipment used to streamline the manufacturing process. They can also be involved in analyzing existing processes and make recommendations for improvements.

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

    These professionals often work with the development and maintenance of IT networks. They may work on upgrading these networks, repairing errors, monitor security for both networks and data and optimize data servers.

  • Engineering Technologist (General)

    Engineering technologists are a good fit for people who have a broad range of interests. Engineering technologists work in a variety of settings, such as product design or engineering, with a team of engineers to help ensure that the machines and electronics they develop function as they’re supposed to.

Interested in Pursuing a Career in Engineering Technology?

If you’re thinking about taking the first step toward pursuing a career in engineering technology, DeVry can help.

Our engineering technology degree programs are designed to give you practical, hands-on training that can help develop your skills and increase your comfort level with real-world scenarios. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from our knowledgeable and experienced faculty in both our Associate Degree in Engineering Technology and our Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology.

Engineering technology can be an exciting and fulfilling career path. Want to learn more? Contact us today to see how DeVry can help you start your journey toward a career in engineering technology.

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