Find an accredited engineering technician training programs at a local trade school or online technical college. All listed schools are accredited and offer financial aid to those who qualify, most offer services like job placement too.
“How much will I earn when I’m a mechanical engineering technician?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics places the median salary for this career at a little over $54K, with the top 10 percent earning a median of $83K. To have an understanding of what the median is, it’s the point when half of the salaries are higher and half are lower. The top-paying industries are local government ($75K), pipeline transportation of natural gas ($73K), and non-residential building construction ($69K). You’ll find the top paying states to be New Mexico ($72K), Hawaii ($70K), Connecticut ($69K), Alaska ($68K), and Delaware ($68K).“[ref]
Colleges with Engineering Technician Training
All colleges are not listed here, use the search application to see your local options.
- Southern Technical Institute
- New England Institute of Technology
- Rockford Career College
What is a mechanical engineering technician?
Mechanical engineering technicians work under the supervision of a mechanical engineer or scientist and help to design machinery, equipment, and other products. What that actually means is:
- Once test results are you, you create a shareable report stating your findings.
- You make sure industrial operations are running efficiently.
- You test the performance of whatever project is being worked on.
- Prepare sketches of parts.