Critically analyze electronics - diagnose what is wrong - fix them, clean them, flash drivers, etc...
Electrical Technician Career Profiles
Electrical technicians develop, maintain, test, design, and repair electrical equipment and electrical wiring. Virtually all machinery and technologies have electrical technicians involved in the design phase, and the technicians may work in an array of fields from manufacturing to the high-tech industry. From the development of machinery or medical monitoring equipment to the development of computers and cell phones, electrical technicians perform a wide variety of different tasks.
Jobs responsibilities may include quality control, compliance with safety and quality standards, processing and inspecting products, and gathering and interpreting data. They are highly trained and rely on engineering, science, and mathematics knowledge to perform their daily tasks. Electrical technicians may have different areas of specialization and post-secondary education is generally necessary. Electrical technicians may also require knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs.
Although they may work for the armed forces, manufacturing companies, engineering or construction firms, or in the automotive field, electrical technicians are often self-employed consultants. Hours may include evening and weekend work when problems develop, and overtime is frequently available as electrical technicians work to bring projects to completion.
We have detailed profiles of what electrical technicians do on a typical day, compiled by talking to actual technicians with experience in different fields. If you want an in-depth look of what working life is like in this career, browse our profiles below.