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Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

ANZSCO ID 3124

Overview

All Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

  • $1,636 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 7,200 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Electronic Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electronic engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

You usually need a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in electrical or electronics engineering or another related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Draftsperson or Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • preparing drawings, plans and diagrams for electronic engineering work
  • developing, constructing and testing electronic equipment and associated circuitry in accordance with technical manuals and instructions of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists
  • performing tests, graphing results, preparing charts and tabulations
  • estimating material costs and quantities
  • evaluating performance of equipment
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications, drawings, contracts and regulations
  • installing, testing, repairing and modifying electronic equipment

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in electrical or electronics engineering or another related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Draftsperson or Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Electrotechnology, Transmission & Distribution, Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    72% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Engineering and technology

    70% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  3. Mechanical

    61% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  4. Technical design

    60% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  5. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Customer and personal service

    53% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  7. Production and processing

    50% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  8. English language

    47% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  9. Physics

    46% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  10. Education and training

    41% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Telecommunications

    40% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  12. Chemistry

    36% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  13. Clerical

    32% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  14. Communications and media

    30% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  15. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  16. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  17. Building and construction

    26% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Law and government

    23% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  19. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  20. Sales and marketing

    20% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    50% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Troubleshooting

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  5. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  6. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  9. Repairing

    45% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  10. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  12. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  15. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  16. Operations analysis

    43% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  17. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  18. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Systems evaluation

    43% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Time management

    41% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  6. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  8. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  13. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  14. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  15. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  18. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  19. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Control precision

    39% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Working with electronic equipment

    75% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    67% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    65% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  4. Handling and moving objects

    64% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  5. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    63% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  8. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  10. Collecting and organising information

    59% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  13. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  15. Training and teaching others

    55% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  16. Working with computers

    54% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    53% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  18. Documenting or recording information

    53% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  19. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Communicating with the public

    48% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3023.01 - Electronics Engineering Technicians.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    91% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Unstructured work

    85% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  8. Contact with people

    80% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  9. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    77% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  10. Telephone

    76% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Health and safety of others

    74% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    71% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    70% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  15. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  16. Frequent decision making

    69% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Time pressure

    69% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    65% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    64% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Working conditions

    64% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  6. Recognition

    52% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    95% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Analytical

    81% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    29% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3023.01 - Electronics Engineering Technicians.

All Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

  • $1,636 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 7,200 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Electronic Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in electronic engineering research, design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, facilities and distribution systems.

You usually need a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in electrical or electronics engineering or another related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Draftsperson or Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Tasks
  • preparing drawings, plans and diagrams for electronic engineering work
  • developing, constructing and testing electronic equipment and associated circuitry in accordance with technical manuals and instructions of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists
  • performing tests, graphing results, preparing charts and tabulations
  • estimating material costs and quantities
  • evaluating performance of equipment
  • inspecting designs and finished products for compliance with specifications, drawings, contracts and regulations
  • installing, testing, repairing and modifying electronic equipment

You usually need a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in electrical or electronics engineering or another related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Draftsperson or Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Electrotechnology, Transmission & Distribution, Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    72% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Engineering and technology

    70% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  3. Mechanical

    61% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  4. Technical design

    60% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  5. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Customer and personal service

    53% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  7. Production and processing

    50% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  8. English language

    47% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  9. Physics

    46% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  10. Education and training

    41% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Telecommunications

    40% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  12. Chemistry

    36% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  13. Clerical

    32% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  14. Communications and media

    30% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  15. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  16. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  17. Building and construction

    26% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Law and government

    23% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  19. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  20. Sales and marketing

    20% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    50% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Troubleshooting

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  5. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  6. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  9. Repairing

    45% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  10. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  12. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  15. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  16. Operations analysis

    43% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  17. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  18. Systems analysis

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Systems evaluation

    43% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Time management

    41% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  6. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  7. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  8. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Written expression

    52% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  13. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  14. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  15. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  18. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  19. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Control precision

    39% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Working with electronic equipment

    75% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    67% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    65% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  4. Handling and moving objects

    64% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  5. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    63% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  8. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  10. Collecting and organising information

    59% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  13. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  15. Training and teaching others

    55% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  16. Working with computers

    54% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    53% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  18. Documenting or recording information

    53% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  19. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Communicating with the public

    48% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3023.01 - Electronics Engineering Technicians.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Electronic mail

    91% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Unstructured work

    85% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  8. Contact with people

    80% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  9. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    77% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  10. Telephone

    76% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Health and safety of others

    74% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    71% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    70% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  15. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  16. Frequent decision making

    69% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Time pressure

    69% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    65% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    64% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Working conditions

    64% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Independence

    57% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  6. Recognition

    52% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    95% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Analytical

    81% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Creative

    29% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3023.01 - Electronics Engineering Technicians.
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