Career Opportunities in Engineering Technology

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Graduates of engineering technology programs can pursue a variety of careers, including:

  1. Technicians
    • Apply technical knowledge to support engineers in designing, testing, and developing products, systems, and processes.
  2. Manufacturing Technologists & Engineers
    • Work in production and manufacturing settings, improving processes and ensuring efficient production of goods.
  3. Construction Technologists
    • Assist in the planning, design, and construction of buildings, roads, and other infrastructure projects.
  4. Quality Control Technologists and Engineers
    • Ensure that products meet established standards and specifications by conducting tests and inspections.
  5. Maintenance Technologist
    • Maintain and repair various systems and equipment in various industries, such as manufacturing or power generation.
  6. Designers
    • Create original designs and make changes to existing designs.
  7. Test Engineers
    • Oversee qualification testing and ensure test protocols are followed.
  8. Sales Engineers
    • Promote and sell technical products, such as machinery, equipment, or software.
  9. Research and Development Technologists
    • Participate in the development of new products and processes by conducting tests, making prototypes, and analyzing data.

Note: While some states may regulate the title of “engineer” others do not. In many states is it possible to have a job title of engineer with a degree in engineering technology. See: “Can an Engineering Technology Major Become a Professional Engineer (PE)?”

With additional experience and training, engineering technology graduates can move into management roles, such as:

  1. Team Lead
    • Supervise a team of engineers or technologists, setting goals and coordinating projects.
  2. Project Manager
    • Plan, organize, and oversee complex engineering projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.
  3. Operations Manager
    • Oversee the daily operations of a manufacturing facility, production line, or other technical operations.
  4. Technical Director
    • Lead a department or organization in the development and implementation of technical strategies, policies, and procedures.
  5. Quality Manager
    • Develop and implement quality control systems to ensure that products and processes meet established standards and regulations.
  6. Plant Manager
    • Overseeing and managing the daily operations, production, and efficiency of a manufacturing or industrial facility.