MBTI® Test ISTP Avionics Technicians
Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Realistic, Investigative, Conventional (RIC) (GOT)
A great deal of responsibility and expertise is required for a career as an avionics technician, as it is their responsibility to make sure that those aboard the aircraft are safe. A certain Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® ( MBTI test ) personality type fits this bill well, with high levels of reasoning and problem-solving attributes. These innate gifts, among others, make Introverted-Sensing-Thinking-Perceiving (ISTP) Myers-Briggs test types a good fit as avionics technicians.
On any given day, an avionics technician could work on any type of avionics equipment, including such instruments as radar, radio, navigation systems, and missile control systems, whether they are fitting new equipment, testing new (and old) equipment to check for potential repairs or safety cautions, or fixing broken components. It’s an avionics technician’s job to make sure that airborne vehicles are running at their absolute best and keeping up with quality and safety standards. They facilitate flight tests, maintain detailed records of all technical issues that arise, install updated parts and software, and create parts as needed. Because of the mechanical nature of this occupation, a variety of tools are used to complete repairs and installations —hammers, wrenches, soldering irons, etc.—as well as different types of computer software.
For avionic technicians to ensure the quality and safety of their tasks, it is imperative that they possess knowledge in computers, engineering, technology, electronics, and mathematics, as well as a working knowledge of a variety of materials and production components often needed for their daily tasks. Furthermore, it is also important for avionics technicians to boast complex reasoning skills that will aid them in making correct judgment calls and finding logical solutions for various problems. They must be able to make quick and accurate decisions without hesitation. To facilitate these skills and areas of knowledge, it’s often helpful for those who are looking to become an avionics technician to have a background in science or engineering, as this will aid with their daily duties.
In addition, avionics technicians need to have mastered different kinds of tools, hardware, and software. For instance, they may need to use wrenches, punches, or screwdrivers when making hardware repairs themselves, or voltmeters, ammeters, or other scopes when taking measurements. Because they may also do design work or manage systems, they also need to be able to use analytical and scientific software as well as facilities management software. Nowadays, spreadsheet, word processing, and e-mail software are also invaluable.
Most of the time, avionics technicians develop their foundation in college, often with at least a bachelor’s or associate’s degree, but in some cases they hold a high school diploma and learn on the job instead.
Below find employment trends for Avionics Technicians:
- Median wage: $27.36 hourly, $56,910 annually
- Employment: 17,000 employees
- Projected growth (2012-2022): Slower than average (3%-7%)
- Projected job openings (2012-2022): 4,000
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