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Are you a problem solver with a talent for details? If so, then instrumentation technology may be the career for you. Instrument technicians perform installation and maintenance functions and are trained in piping, tubing, fasteners and metallurgy. They must be familiar with electrical systems, craft-specific drawings, and with the hand and power tools specific to their trade.

Qualifications: Instrumentation technicians have good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, physical fitness, and sense of balance. Instrumentation technicians also need to have the ability to solve complex problems using reasoning and advanced math.

Education: Most employers require a high school diploma or equivalent and on-the-job training. Three to four years of classroom and on-the-job training is common.

Average Salary: $67,823 Annual; $32.61 Hourly (Source: Build Your Future)

Go to the Craft Labor Map to learn how many instrumentation technicians will be needed in your state over the next three years.