In most plants such as refineries, power generation, mining and manufacturing, processes are controlled intelligently, using state-of-the-art automation controls.
Instrumentation and Control Technicians are in demand to work in jobs ranging from Automation Technicians in the oilfield and refineries to Instrument Control Electrician at the local power plants,water treatment, beverage and food processing.
Employment of electrical and electronic engineering technicians is expected to grow 2% to 2020, although demand is expected to be high for technicians working with integrating computer, cellular phone, GPS in vehicles, portable devices, and household electronics systems. Nationwide, this field can pay a
range of less than $34,070 to more than $81,290; in New Mexico, salaries range from $33,360 to $76,590.
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These occupational titles are associated with this program of study:
49-9069.00 - Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other