Opportunities in Electronics Careers / Edition 1

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Energize your job search!

Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially rewarding. Opportunities in Electronics Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the field of electronics.

This career-boosting book will help you:

  • Determine the focus that's right for you, from designing to repairing to operating electronics equipment
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of the electronics industry
  • Find out what kind of salary you can expect
  • Understand the daily routine of your chosen field
  • Focus your job search using industry resources


repair specialist
• electronics tester
• design engineer
• inspector
• utility worker
• service technician

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071476072
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/26/2007
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 221
  • Sales rank: 1,041,112
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Foreword     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction     xvii
The Importance of Electronics     1
Electronics versus electricity
Development of electronics
Advantages of a career in electronics
Reviewing options
Electronics in the Twenty-First Century     11
Career possibilities
Repair and installation of home entertainment equipment
Repair of commercial and industrial electronic equipment
Electronics engineering and engineering technology
Specialized electronics areas
Job titles
Background and skills needed
Future prospects
Installation and Repair of Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment     21
Work performed
Places of employment
Working environment
The right skills and aptitudes
Getting trained
Employment outlook
Commercial and Industrial Electronics Equipment Repair     33
Job tasks
Working conditions
Educational background
Skills and traits needed
Employment outlook
Electronics Engineering and Engineering Technology     43
Engineering versus engineering technology
Engineering technologists
Electronics engineers
Places of employment
Working environment
Educational preparation
Employment outlook
Specialized Electronics Occupations     53
Broadcast technicians
Computer service technicians
Employment outlook
Related occupations
Educational Options     61
Making educational plans
Reviewing educationaloptions
Choosing a school or college
Types of expenses
Getting financial aid
Alternative training programs
Salaries and Benefits     79
Electronics Organizations and Certifications     83
Benefits of memberships
Labor unions
Getting Started in Electronics     91
Taking the first steps
Landing a job
Trade and Technical Schools Offering Electronics Programs     97
Two-Year Colleges Offering Programs in Electronics     113
Selected Organizations Related to Electronics     147
Further Reading     151
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