Field Service Engineers
Field service engineers, also known as engineering technicians, do maintenance, make service repairs, and install electrical, electronic, and engineering equipment products. They may also generate product sales. Field service engineers usually work directly with the clients who rent, lease, or own such products, so customer service skills are also crucial.
An associate’s degree in engineering technology is a good choice for this profession. Programs that explore both engineering and electronics provide a strong technical background that’s oriented towards practical skills. Courses may cover microprocessors, C++ programming, and physics. Some employers offer training programs for high school graduates, and for some jobs a vocational certificate is sufficient.
Most employers expect workers to possess well-developed communication or customer service skills, since field service engineers may be the main contact between company and client. Field service engineers must know how to speak effectively and explain complicated processes in simple terms. For students earning a degree, there may be communication courses among their general education requirements or elective options.
In summary, becoming a field service engineer requires a technical-based education, the development of good communication and customer service skills, and being comfortable with a mobile office and working on the road.
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