Do you like to work with your hands? Does the idea of sitting behind a desk or a cash register all day sound like dull work to you? If you like to stay active and enjoy figuring out how things work, a career as an electronics systems technician may be right for you.
A career as an electronics systems technician could take you to residential, commercial and industrial settings in fields such as telecommunications, transportation and utilities. You might work on live sound systems or wire home entertainment systems. As an electronics systems technician, you could work on intrusion alarm or closed circuit television systems in homes and businesses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the best paying jobs for electronics systems technicians in 2012 were in utilities such as electrical power generation and distribution companies; oil and gas extraction companies, and waste treatment and disposal companies. Could you picture yourself in any of these jobs?
If you become an electronics systems technician, you’ll help install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electronic components and equipment. You’ll work on the low voltage systems that run networks like live sound reinforcement, WiFi, home entertainment, fire and home security, closed circuit televisions, and Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP). You’ll use manufacturers’ schematics, designs and manuals to maintain and repair equipment in adherence to exact technical specifications. You’ll use specialized tools, equipment and software to help you diagnose problems and come up with the best solutions for systems repair and maintenance. As an electronics systems technician, you’ll need to know all about electronic circuitry and you might also need to understand national and state fire and electrical codes. And you’ll stay busy every day, using your hands and your brains!
If the electronics systems technology field sounds interesting to you, find out how to become part of it by checking out this cool infographic. Or come for a tour at our Connecticut campuses in Branford, Rocky Hill, Stratford and Watertown to check out the Porter and Chester Institute Low Voltage Technician Program.