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Engineering technicians
Description: Engineering technicians use science, engineering, and math to solve problems for businesses. They help engineers and scientists with experiments and develop models of new equipment. Some supervise production workers or check the quality of products. Like engineers, they specialize in an area such as mechanics, electronics, or chemicals. Some may be exposed to hazards from equipment, chemicals, or toxic materials.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $50,001 or more per year

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There are 49 math topics Engineering technicians need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Percent
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Other Number Bases
Negative Numbers
Scientific Notation
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Operations with Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Coordinate Graphing 2D
Quadratic Equations
Algebraic Representation
Geometry
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Triangle Inequalities
Parallel Lines
Quadrilaterals
Similarity
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Circles
Constructions
Area
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Variation
Imaginary Numbers
Logarithms
Coordinate Graphing 3D
Trigonometric/Circular Functions
Oblique Triangles
Polar Coordinates/Graphs
Vectors
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications