Electronics Engineers

Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.

Educational Requirements

for Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
The typical entry level education for this occupation is a bachelor’s degree. Those with a master’s degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.


Examples of the knowledge needed for success in this occupation is listed below, in order of importance.
  • Engineering and Technology: Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Computers and Electronics: Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Design: Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Physics: Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.


Examples of the skills needed for success in this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
  • Reading Comprehension: Reading work-related information.
  • Critical Thinking: Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Complex Problem Solving: Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
  • Writing: Writing things for co-workers or customers.
  • Speaking: Talking to others.


Examples of the abilities needed for success in this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
  • Inductive Reasoning: Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.
  • Oral Expression: Communicating by speaking.
  • Oral Comprehension: Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Deductive Reasoning: Using rules to solve problems.
  • Written Comprehension: Reading and understanding what is written.

Detailed Work Activities

Examples of the detailed work activities involved with this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Create schematic drawings for electronics.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.