|Electrical and electronic engineering technicians||204,000|
|Civil engineering technicians||92,000|
|Industrial engineering technicians||62,000|
|Mechanical engineering technicians||55,000|
|Environmental engineering technicians||19,000|
|Aerospace engineering and operations technicians||15,000|
About 39 percent of all engineering technicians worked in manufacturing, mainly in the computer and electronic equipment, transportation equipment, and machinery manufacturing industries. Another 20 percent worked in professional, scientific, and technical service industries, mostly in engineering or business services companies that do engineering work on contract for government, manufacturing firms, or other organizations.
In 2002, the Federal Government employed 11,000 engineering technicians. State governments employed 34,000, and local governments employed 24,000.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook