Electro-Mechanical Technicians (SOC 17-3024)

Occupational Profile

General Job Description

Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.


Use of Advanced Technology


Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Electro-Mechanical Technicians is classified as an occupation whose job duties rely on heavy use of technology.

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  • Texas Employment 2012: 
  • Projected Texas Employment 2022: 2,040
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  • Average Hourly Wage 2013: $28.87
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  • National Employment 2012: 14,000
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  • Average Hourly Wage 2013: $26.74
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