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What is the electronics technician?
Regarding this professional, people do not have any doubts about what the electronics technician is and what he does, but in reality it goes far beyond providing maintenance on electronic equipment or appliances. The area of expertise for the electronics technician is wide, this is due to the great interaction that the professional has with technology.
The electronics area is generally known for having to work with much more precise numbers, where voltage and current have relatively lower values.
The electronics technician, in addition to performing corrective and preventive maintenance on electronic equipment, is also responsible for designing, assembling, and installing projects, developing devices for circuits, creating and implementing industrial and home automation systems.
Practice areas for the electronics technician.
The area of expertise for the electronics technician is very wide, which ends up providing this professional with a wide-ranging market, and can act in several areas of interest, such as:
- Computing, storing and processing information;
- Telecommunications, transmitting and receiving information;
- Instrumentation, representing physical and chemical quantities (information) in the form of electrical signals;
- Power systems, process, and store energy using power electronics ;
- Control systems, command and control processes and systems;
- Signal processing, extracting information from the signals and / or making them more suitable for any application;
- Programming, development of dedicated systems.
Course duration and average salary.
On average the duration of the technical course in electronics is 18 to 24 months, which may vary, which will depend on the educational institution, some of them usually lasts three years, this is due to the course being integrated with high school, in both cases, not in most educational institutions it has the mandatory internship.
The average salary for an electronics technician varies a lot, with a national average of approximately two minimum wages, with a minimum of approximately one and a half wages and a maximum of four minimum wages.
Curricular matrix for the technical course in electronics:
The subjects that make up the curricular matrix of the course may also vary according to the institution, but basically those that are studied are: analog electronics I and II, digital electronics I and II, electrical circuits I and II, applied mathematics I and II, Introduction to programming I and II, power electronics I and II, instrumentation and control I and II, telecommunications I and II, standardization and quality, microprocessors, technical standards and finally the internship, which in most cases is mandatory.
Some institutions still have in their curricular matrix the option of technical design and technical English, English is due to the fact that all information (datasheets) of electronic devices are mostly available in English, in addition to the main programming languages.
Although the electronics technician has to study subjects that are related to building electrical, this is a professional who usually has a lot of difficulties in this area, this is because the technician usually sees only the theory, but has no practice and usually never made an installation, it is very common for us to receive doubts from professionals in the area, but with the development of home automation and high technology, the electronics professional has been looking for more information and qualifying, thus aggregating their knowledge with building electrical.
The job market as a whole is very competitive, regardless of the area, which is no different for an electronics technician, although it is a very broad area of expertise, the professional needs to be trained and updated more and more.
This professional can work in areas of industrial command and control, laboratories for the development of electronic equipment, telecommunications, embedded electronics (land, nautical and aeronautical vehicles), maintenance in electronics, computer, and domestic equipment, electric power concessionaires, companies that use automation of industrial processes, biomedical equipment and as self-employed.