Types of Degrees Electromechanical Engineering Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many electromechanical engineering technology graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Electromechanical Engineering Majors Need to Know
In an O*NET survey, electromechanical engineering tech majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.
Knowledge Areas for Electromechanical Engineering Tech Majors
According to O*NET survey takers, a major in electromechanical engineering tech should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- 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.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Skills for Electromechanical Engineering Tech Majors
When studying electromechanical engineering tech, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:
- Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Abilities for Electromechanical Engineering Tech Majors
A major in electromechanical engineering tech will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:
- Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
- Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
What Can You Do With a Electromechanical Engineering Major?
Below is a list of occupations associated with electromechanical engineering tech:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Electronics Engineering Technologists||5.2%||$63,200|
|Medical Equipment Repairers||4.2%||$49,210|
|Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers||1.6%||$57,610|
Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of electromechanical engineering tech majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||44|
|Hispanic or Latino||46|
Electromechanical Engineering Tech appeals to people across the globe. About 10.9% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:
- Saudi Arabia
How Much Do Electromechanical Engineering Majors Make?
Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary
The median early-career salary of electromechanical engineering technology students with a bachelor’s degree is $51,700 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $51,700 (25th percentile) and $51,700 (75th percentile).
It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to electromechanical engineering tech.
Salaries According to BLS
Electromechanical Engineering Tech majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $52,710 to $60,240 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.
To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.
Amount of Education Required for Careers Related to Electromechanical Engineering
Some degrees associated with electromechanical engineering tech may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.
How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to electromechanical engineering tech have obtained the following education levels.
|Education Level||Percentage of Workers|
|Less than a High School Diploma||3.0%|
|High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED)||14.0%|
|Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production)||23.0%|
|Some College Courses||4.6%|
|Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree)||41.5%|
|Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master.||0.9%|
Online Electromechanical Engineering Programs
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 474 schools offered some type of electromechanical engineering technology program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||266||4|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||208||3|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||15||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||1||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
Is a Degree in Electromechanical Engineering Worth It?
The median salary for a electromechanical engineering tech grad is $58,060 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
This is 46% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $363,200 after 20 years!
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Majors Related to Electromechanical Engineering
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|Major||Number of Grads|
|Industrial Production Technology||14,313|
|Drafting & Design Engineering Technology||10,756|
|Environmental Control Technology||10,042|
|Electronics Engineering Technology||9,875|
|Mechanical Engineering Technology||7,772|
|Quality Control Technology||4,315|
|General Engineering Technology||4,212|
|Computer Engineering Technology||4,180|
|Construction Engineering Technology||3,824|
|Engineering Technology (Other)||1,786|
|Architectural Engineering Technology||1,362|
|Civil Engineering Technology||1,357|
|Mining & Petroleum Technology||705|
|Nuclear Engineering Technology||388|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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