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Electronics EngineerAlternative titles

Mataaro Tāhiko

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Automation Engineer
Hardware Engineer

Electronics engineers study, design and oversee production of electronic equipment such as radios, televisions, computers, washing machines and telecommunication systems. They may also service equipment.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733


Newly qualified electronics engineers usually earn
per year
Experienced electronics engineers usually earn
per year

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
Year 2011
Year 2010
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities


Job opportunities for electronics engineers are good due to a shortage of workers.

How to get into this job

Usually required

Any of:

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Diploma in Engineering

Useful school subjects

Computing and ICT



This job page includes information about:

Automation Engineer

Hardware Engineer

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A hand holding part of a circuitboard

Electronics engineers design electronic equipment such as circuit boards

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Updated 9 Sep 2014