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These roles typically involve setting up, monitoring and operating instruments and equipment, as well as conducting and monitoring experiments or systems tests.

Key facts:

  • Science and engineering associate professionals account for almost 5% of the total EU workforce, and around a quarter of all technicians and associate professionals.
  • In recent years there has been a decline in science and engineering associate professional employment, although, at the same time, half of EU-28 countries report recruitment difficulties.
  • Future growth is forecast in the construction, distribution and manufacturing sectors; while the main service sectors are expected to see declining employment.
  • Science and engineering associate professionals play an increasingly important role in supporting the development of niche technological products.

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