Most individuals who earn a college degree in electronics become an electrical repair person or an electrical installer. These professionals perform a variety of tasks such as trouble shooting, disassembling and reassembling, servicing, and maintain electrical equipment. Additionally, they work directly with customers and are responsible for providing cost estimates.
The vast majority of individuals with a college degree in this field have an associate degree. Alternatively, it may be possible for individuals to acquire the skills they need to work within this field via certification programs. There are two types of these programs, one of which provides educational certificates and the other of which provides certification to professionals in this field. The International Society of Certified Electronics and the Electronics Technicians Association International offer a number of certifications for electricians.
It may also be possible for individuals to earn entry-level positions in this field with simply a high school diploma or its equivalency. These workers learn via on the job training and are supervised by a laborer with more experience.
Associate degree programs in electronics are offered at technical institutions, junior colleges, and community colleges. These programs have a liberal arts component, in which students take general education requirements that are not related to their majors. Students who earn associate degrees may go on to earn a bachelor’s degree with just two more years of schooling.
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