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HAROLDYOUNG

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What is the minimum electronics knowledge to get a job in electronics and what kind of jobs are available?

How much do the jobs pay translated to American dollars?

Thank You
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danadak

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One excellent way of getting info like this is for the city/area you are interested in
find local news paper, facebook groups, and see if their want ads are online. Of course
you can always browse the myriad of job websites now present. This way you can
see what qualifications are required.

Other methods contact HR departments in companies that sound interesting, and
pose your interest.

And as always tons of job websites on the web.


Regards, Dana.
 

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The average salary for a electronic assembler in California is 34,000 per year. Electronic assembler salaries in California can vary between 21,000 to $54,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses
One year salary of electronic technician can range from 45,000 to 80,000.
One year Electronics engineer can range from 90,000 to160,000.
 

HAROLDYOUNG

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The average salary for a electronic assembler in California is 34,000 per year. Electronic assembler salaries in California can vary between 21,000 to $54,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses
One year salary of electronic technician can range from 45,000 to 80,000.
One year Electronics engineer can range from 90,000 to160,000.
How much knowledge and education do you need for assembler and then technician?
 

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Electronic assembler in terms of academia & knowledge; relies upon a high school diploma & certifications that verifies
knowledge, skills, & competencie.
The IPC-A-610 standard. When an electronic assembler acquires a IPC-A-610 certification,it shows the employer that the applicant who applied to an electronic assembler position retains the knowledge on all aspects of the assembly process, from materials used, like components, resistors capacitors, transistors, connectors and procedures conducted on the manufactures final product inspection. It is designed to provide a standardized set of criteria for evaluating and accepting electronic assemblies.
Electronic technicians in terms of knowledge is base upon a formal education.
2-year of college for an associates degree.An associate degree falls between a high school diploma and a bachelor's degree.
Basic math & science. electrical theory. circuit boards, connectors, soldering , desoldering, test equipment, troubleshooting,documentation.
 

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@HAROLDYOUNG
Every job advertisement will give the required qualifications necessary for the given vacancy.
However, networking or family members already in the industry can help you through the door and then it’s up to you to prove your worth.
You don’t say what experience you have or what area/direction of electronics you wish to pursue.

Martin
 

Delta Prime

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You don’t say what experience you have or what area/direction of electronics you wish to pursue
I am replying to your advertisement for an entry level position.
I am an recently graduated (Electronics engineer, Electronics technician, Electronics assembler) with a passion for(building, troubleshooting & assembly) of innovative technology solutions. I love the constant challenge of staying up-to-date with the latest technologies & approaches. Building repairing modifying personal electronic projects, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I value integrity, authenticity, and lifelong learning, and I strive to incorporate those values into everything I do.

A little word of advice from my personal experiences trying to get a job.
If they give you a electrical theory test.
Do not correct their test questions.
I lost two jobs because of that!
 

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a job in electronics
Too broad a spec. The skill sets vary from 'none' to PhD in the field of electronics.

If you have a penchant for a particular area (construction, repair, servicing, design etc) then aim accordingly. On a very simplistic level, get the highest possible qualification there is and then 'all' areas will be open to you.

For many areas I have found that it is practical, real-world experience that counts for most.

As for 'today' (or tomorrow) I'd suggest industrial process control and/or robotics as up-and-coming in terms of valued jobs in electronics. The there is 'IT' - a subset of electronics.
 

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Salary depends on the country you live. A diploma in Electronics Engineering is usually the minimum requirement to get an Engineering job. For the job of a technician for repairing, servicing etc. a few short courses are enough.
 

HAROLDYOUNG

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How about the work environment?

Is it always in manufacturing facilities like your typical factory?
 

Delta Prime

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around 'bad' engineers......

FIFY
Darn it! Hooked the wrong one.
I was trying to bring a new one into the fold.

How about the work environment?

Is it always in manufacturing facilities like your typical factory?
In my area California unfortunately that is the case or fortunately.
There's a very high turnover rate for less skilled personnel.
Meaning there's a lot of them and they all need work to survive. You will become an automaton. And it is a business so feelings are not involved only money.

My response to your questions are very narrow other parts of the country in the United States things would be different the colleagues I have acquired range from assemblers to PhDs even in my own household the education experience varies.

I do encourage you, especially if you like fixing Electronics to pursue a job in that arena.
And if you do... Shoot for the Moon! Because even if your shot misses the Moon. You'll still be with the Stars.
Like me.
Welcome to misfit Island!
 
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HAROLDYOUNG

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In my area California unfortunately that is the case or fortunately.
There's a very high turnover rate for less skilled personnel.
Meaning there's a lot of them and they all need work to survive. You will become an automaton. And it is a business so feelings are not involved only money.
In general, in any locale, are there electronics work environments where you are not an automaton or a cog in the company gears?
 

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In general, in any locale, are there electronics work environments where you are not an automaton or a cog in the company gears?
Bravo! Now you're getting it. The statements I have made can be said for any area of employment.
So speaking in generalities the answer is yes. Normally if you go for the billion dollar corporations in technology, then you will be an automaton, a cog in the wheel.
So go for a million dollar companies. Everyone now is looking for contractors, consultants, for electronic technicians and up.
Even assemblers are demand traveling from state to state may be required though. Even mom and pop stores small companies. They're out there but you got to be ready to jump on it in the moment's notice.

As far as contractors,consultants,
Temporary positions of 2 years or more you're still considered temporary. And why they are in demand because they do not wish to pay off benefits medical dental sick pay any of that!
And you can tell right away even if they don't state it because of the pay rate would be much higher than the actual average pay for that position. It's quick money and lots of it. So if you're young and healthy or even old and ugly I would jump on it as soon as possible.
 

HAROLDYOUNG

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Bravo! Now you're getting it. The statements I have made can be said for any area of employment.
So speaking in generalities the answer is yes. Normally if you go for the billion dollar corporations in technology, then you will be an automaton, a cog in the wheel.
So go for a million dollar companies. Everyone now is looking for contractors, consultants, for electronic technicians and up.
Even assemblers are demand traveling from state to state may be required though. Even mom and pop stores small companies. They're out there but you got to be ready to jump on it in the moment's notice.
OK, so for those jobs where you are not a faceless numbered cog, what knowledge (theory & education) are you expected to have without
any work experience in electronics? Also are we talking about micro-electronics "surface mount" or bigger components that you
don't need a microscope to work on?
 

Delta Prime

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what knowledge (theory & education) are you expected to have without
any work experience in electronics?
Without experience you need theory and education that is science that is math that is algebra, geometry,trigonometry
How to transpose equations.
Your train of thought is what they are looking for.
Assemblers need to know the actual components through hole and surface mount and simple mathematics. Multiply,divide fractions. They need to know the dimensions of the components themselves and the values of those components.

SMD resistors and SMD capacitors


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SOT-23 is used for small-signal transistors and measures 2.9 mm x 2.4 mm x 1.1 mm.
SOT-323 is used where you need to fit in a smaller space and measures 2.1 mm x 2.1 mm x 0.9 mm.
SOT-523 is used where you need the ultimate small size and measures 1.6 mm x 1.6 mm x 0.7 mm

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SMD Integrated Circuits
There are five main package types for SMD integrated circuits (ICs).

Small outline integrated circuit (SOIC)
Small outline package (SOP)
Quad flat pack (QFP)
Plastic leaded chip carrier (PLCC)
Ball grid array (BGA).
In addition, some SMD package types for ICs have multiple styles. SOP packages provide an example.
Thin small outline package (TSOP)
Shrink small outline package (SSOP)
Thin shrink small outline package (TSSOP)
Quarter-size small outline package (QSOP)
Very small outline package (VSOP)
There are also different styles of QFP packages for surface mount devices.
Low profile quad flat pack (LQFP)
Plastic quad flat pack (PQFP)
Ceramic quad flat pack (CQFP)
Thin quad flat pack (TQFP)
Some through all components.

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Need to know ohm's law.
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Delta Prime

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Where'd you go?
All this stuff may look scary.
But to me it's scary fun.
 
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