2012-ECET-Program Trends

2012-ECET-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology
Occupation Report
April 26, 2012
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Computer hardware engineers (SOC 17-2061)
Electronics engineers, except computer (SOC 17-2072)
Electrical and electronics drafters (SOC 17-3012)
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians (SOC
17-3023)
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers,
except line installers (SOC 49-2022)
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse,
substation, and relay (SOC 49-2095)
Power plant operators (SOC 51-8013)

Education Level
Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postsecondary vocational award
Associate's degree
Postsecondary vocational award
Postsecondary vocational award
Long-term on-the-job training

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2011 Median Hourly Earnings

677
705
28
3.84%
86
$23.83

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

677
10,574
660,167

2017
Change
Jobs
705
10,619
671,047

28
45
10,880

%
Change
4%
0%
2%

2011
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$23.83
$26.24
$31.03

Openin
gs
86
1,273
79,033

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Top Industries for Selected Occupations

NAICS
Code
221122
517110
334419
221112
911000
930000
551114

Name
Electric Power Distribution
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
Federal government, civilian, except postal service
Local government
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing
Offices

2013
Jobs
111
64
47
34
33
29

2017
Jobs
128
64
53
26
33
30

29

28

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17
0
6
-8
0
1

%
Change
15%
0%
13%
-24%
0%
3%

-1

-3%

Change

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Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Occupational Breakdown

SOC
Code
17-2061
17-2072
17-3012
17-3023
49-2022
49-2095
51-8013

Description
Computer hardware engineers
Electronics engineers, except computer
Electrical and electronics drafters
Electrical and electronic engineering
technicians
Telecommunications equipment installers
and repairers, except line installers
Electrical and electronics repairers,
powerhouse, substation, and relay
Power plant operators
Total

2013
Jobs
20
101
17

2017 Opening
Jobs
s
22
4
104
12
18
2

2011 Median Hourly
Earnings
$35.80
$29.99
$19.91

285

293

30

$22.58

140

145

16

$18.85

37

41

7

$26.80

77

80

15

$25.90

677

705

86

$23.83

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Data Sources and Calculations

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Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

Occupation Data
Organizing regional employment information by occupation provides a workforce-oriented view of the regional
economy. EMSI's occupation data are based on EMSI's industry data and regional staffing patterns taken from
the Occupational Employment Statistics program (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Wage information is partially
derived from the American Community Survey. The occupation-to-program (SOC-to-CIP) crosswalk is based on
one from the U.S. Department of Education, with customizations by EMSI.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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