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Microfabrication Technicians

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Approximately 14,600 electromechanical technicians, including microfabrication technicians, work in the U.S. Microfabrication technicians are employed by government agencies (such as the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security and the National Institutes of Health) that conduct research on microelectromechanical systems and devices. In the private sector, technicians work in many industries, including electronics/semiconductor, automotives, defense and aerospace, materials science (including packaging, textiles, and polymers), biotechnology, nanotechnology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, food science, energy and renewable energy, defense, telecommunications, agriculture production/food processing, and environmental monitoring, control, and remediation. Technicians with advanced degrees can work as professors and researchers at colleges and universities. Some may teach science at the high school level.

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