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Microfabrication Technicians


Microfabrication technician assist engineers in the research, design, development, and testing of microfabricated systems—or, as they are more commonly known, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The dimensions of a microelectromechanical system can range from less than one micrometer to several millimeters. These are tiny systems: there are an estimated 25,400 micrometers in just one inch. There are many uses for microelectromechanical systems. For example, MEMS are used in microsensors, computer chips, flat-panel displays, and photovoltaic (solar) cells. Microfabrication technicians assist engineers in clean rooms, laboratories, manufacturing plants, and research facilities. Microfabrication technicians are also known as microsystems technicians and microelectromechanical technicians. There are 14,600 electromechanical technicians, including microfabrication technicians, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
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Engineering Manager or Professor

Microfabrication Engineer

Microfabrication Technologist

Microfabrication Technician