In the Age of Information, electricity moves the world. As a result, job opportunities are expected to be plentiful for trained experts who can install, repair, and maintain electric and electronic systems. If you're looking to get into a high-powered (make that high-voltage) career, consider working as an electrician or electronic installer and repairer. For electronic installers and repairers, job prospects should be best for those with an associate degree, certification, and related experience.
If you want to take advantage of a wide range of career options in electronics, an associate degree in electronics can be a good way to start. Courses last up to two years, and include academic coursework supplemented with hands-on practice. If you decide to pursue a degree in electronics, your coursework may include AC and DC circuit theory, solid state devices and circuits, A+ operating systems, C++ programming for electrics and computer technologies, microprocessor principles, electronic communications, networking technology. Although an associate degree in electronics typically focuses on practical job skills, you may also be required to enroll in a few general education courses--social sciences and humanities, and especially mathematics like college algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry and calculus.
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