Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

What Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians Do

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture machines and other devices.

Work Environment

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians work primarily in factories or in research and development labs. Most work full time.

How to Become a Mechanical Engineering Technologist or Technician

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians typically need an associate’s degree or other postsecondary training to enter the occupation.

Pay

The median annual wage for mechanical engineering technicians was $58,230 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Employment of mechanical engineering technologists and technicians is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Those with knowledge of innovative technologies, such as three-dimensional printing, should have the best prospects.

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