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Science & engineering technicians

Workers in this occupation supervise and control technical and operational aspects of mining, manufacturing, construction and other engineering operations, and operate technical equipment (including power plants, aircrafts and ships). Their jobs involve, for example: conducting research to expand or apply scientific knowledge; consulting on, designing, and directing the construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects and machinery and studying the technological aspects of products and processes. In some cases extensive relevant work experience and prolonged on-the-job training may substitute for formal education. Occupations in this group include physical and engineering science technicians, mining, manufacturing and construction supervisors, process control technicians, life science technicians or ship and aircraft controllers and technicians.

Typically people in this occupation have completed between one and three years of higher education. Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of science & engineering technicians across countries in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Key facts

SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

In 2015, science & engineering technicians accounted for 3.55% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 7,838,916.

RECENT HISTORY

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as science & engineering technicians in EU changed by -0.81%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

In 2015, science & engineering technicians were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Manufacturing (3,150,321)
  • Construction (1,232,497)
  • Professional services (870,109) 
  • Wholesale & retail trade (469,348)
  • Public sector & defence (421,279)

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Countries with highest employment share of science & engineering technicians in 2015:

  • France (5.87%)
  • Czech Republic (5.59%)
  • Germany (5.09%)
  • Austria (4.95%)
  • Sweden (4.53%)

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

In the period 2015-2025, employment for science & engineering technicians in EU is projected to change by 1.92%

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Employment of science & engineering technicians in EU in 2015 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

Employment share (%) of science & engineering technicians across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of science & engineering technicians in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of science & engineering technicians in EU in 2015 by age

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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