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. 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.