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Welcome to our Computer Hardware Engineer Jobs site. The purpose of this site is to provide a frequently updated list of current open positions for the engineer. Our focus is on engineer opportunities which are available in the United States.
Computer Hardware Engineer Jobs
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The following data should be interesting to the engineer who resides within the United States. This data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Employment Statistics for the Computer Hardware Engineer
States with the highest concentration of computer hardware engineers with annual salary:
(highest at top)
Top paying states with annual mean salary:
(highest at top)
New York $94,930
Mean hourly wage:
Mean annual salary:
Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of computer hardware engineers with annual mean wage:
Boulder, CO $105,150
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $112,660
Framingham, MA NECTA Division $96,930
Huntsville, AL $88,040
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division $101,120
Industries with the highest level of employment:
(highest at top)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Federal Executive Branch (OES designation)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
You need at least a bachelors degree in engineering for this position. Computer hardware engineers do work which is similar to electrical engineers except computer hardware engineers work with computers. Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, test, and oversee the installation of computer hardware. Computer hardware includes computer chips, circuit boards, systems, modems, keyboards, and printers. You should be proficient in math, science, and engineering if you want to work as a computer hardware engineer. You need to have a curiosity of how computers work and even more importantly how they can work better.
Compared to other computer workers, there is fewer computer hardware engineers. As of 2006, there was about 79,000 computer hardware engineer jobs in the United States. As the computer technology sector continues to expand, the need for computers continues to grow. But many of these products will come from foreign countries. This reduces the need for the computer hardware engineer in the United States. The number of computer hardware engineers is expected to grow more slowly than average through 2016. With that said, computer hardware engineers will still have good job opportunities because the number of new entrants is expected to be in balance with the number of available jobs and therefore the job outlook is overall good.
There are fewer number of computer hardware engineer jobs available compared to other computer workers. But as the demand for computer usage increases as a natural by product of technological advancement, the need for the computer hardware engineer will continue to exist. If you have an analytical ability and a natural curiosity about computer hardware, coupled with an interest in design and how to make a computer work better, then you will do well as a computer hardware engineer.
Source for the above data:
Bureau of Labor Statistics
IT Job Interview – The Basics of a Technical Interview
Author: Shaun Hummel
Most information technology job interviews involve a phone interview, technical interview and sometimes a personal interview. The phone interview is an introduction with the purpose of determining if there is a preliminary match. The job expectations are spelled out including specific responsibilities, relocation, salary, overtime, hours of work, team environment, career development, benefits and promotion.
The personal interview has alot to do with seeing the work environment and meeting key employees including management personnel and answering technical and non-technical questions that reveal attitude and personality profile.
The technical interview is a key filtering tool most companies use and the focus of this article. The technical interview is most often conducted via phone however can be in person. Companies want to know you have at least the basic technical skills and knowledge specific to the opportunity before proceeding with a personal interview. If the company has a lot of applicants the technical interview could be more important and sometimes rigorous. The candidates would then have a difficult interview that goes beyond the job posting to see how deep the candidate skill set extends. Go here to read this entire article
Job Interview Advice for the Computer Hardware Engineer