Electronic Technologist

Electronic Technologists Influence All Facets of Electronic Equipment, Devices

A Person Assembling a Circuit BoardThere is definitely no shortage in the amount of electronic equipment that has become a part of essentially all daily routines. From hand-held communication devices to medical scanners/monitors to global positioning systems, people are exposed to the applications of electronic technology at virtually every turn.

Within most of society, such technological advancements are basically taken for granted; without any knowledge of how the devices really work, individuals can speak with family and friends around the world, find a new driving route to avoid construction, or check their blood pressure or blood sugar basically at the push of a button or by a simple voice command.

But somebody does need to know how these devices work, or more accurately, how to make them work; that person is an electronic technologist (or technician).

The major responsibilities of an electronic technologist include the design, development, testing, manufacturing, installation, and/or repair of electrical and electronic equipment. A cross-section of such equipment consists of:

  • Television sets
  • Home appliances
  • Video game systems
  • Navigation equipment
  • Cellphones, computers, tablets

Most employers prefer to hire electronic technologists with a two-year associate’s degree or other post-secondary training in engineering technology; this training can be obtained at technical/vocational schools or community colleges, or extension divisions of colleges or universities. Key courses of study for success as an electronics technologist include:

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Basic Electricity
  • Science (Physics)
  • Digital Electronics
  • Integrated Circuits

In terms of job-related duties, electronics technologists/technicians may be responsible for some or all of the following:

  • Testing
  • Assembly
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting/repair
  • Systems/equipment upgrades

At present, the entry level salary an electronic technologist in Canada is just under $40K per year, exclusive of bonuses/incentives. Average annual salaries are the $50K range, with those more senior/experienced approaching a yearly figure of $80K plus bonuses.

Align Job Search Efforts for Electronics Jobs with Staffing Agency Resources

Career prospects for electronic technologists have clearly been aided by the proliferation of electronic products in the consumer and industrial sectors. Due to the ever-increasing and widespread use of/reliance on electronics, the base of employment opportunities has also expanded to encompass such sectors as:

  • A Man Working On a ServerRobotics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Transportation
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics/Computers
  • Energy/Power Generation
  • Appliance/Equipment Manufacturing

As a result of the growing need for electronic technologists, and the expanded interest in pursuing careers within this field, the search for entry-level and advanced positions can be rather competitive. Furthermore, because many employers often contract a staffing agency to locate suitable candidates on their behalf for any electronics jobs, employment opportunities may not be directly advertised or accessible to many job seekers.

Consequently, those looking to begin or further their career as an electronic technologist may find it beneficial to align their search efforts with such a staffing agency, namely the team from Winters Technical Staffing in Toronto. For more than 40 years, the placement specialists from Winters Technical Staffing have developed and sustained strong working relationships with a network of contacts throughout the above-noted sectors and beyond and thereby will have knowledge of/access to employment opportunities for electronic technologists/technicians that might not be otherwise available to candidates conducting job searches on their own.

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Launch or further your career as an electronic technologist through the networking and support provided by one of Toronto’s leading staffing agencies. Call the job placement specialists at Winters Technical Staffing at 416-495-7422 today to book a no-obligation consultation with one of our knowledgeable consultants.