Higher Education

The Successful Electronics Technician, 1st Edition

  • David L. Goetsch University of West Florida
  • ISBN-10: 141806176X  |  ISBN-13: 9781418061760
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.00



Never before have beginning and aspiring electronic technicians had such a comprehensive resource for learning the skills necessary for career success in the electronics field! The culmination of years of interviews and surveys with top professionals in the industry, The Successful Electronics Technician sets out to address this question: In addition to the knowledge and skills learned in school, what does it take to succeed as an electronics technician in today's hyper-competitive workplace? The collected responses were organized into these 12 essential strategies. Practical and hands-on in its approach, this book goes beyond the basics to teach readers not only how to master their electronics coursework, but also how to pursue and obtain the best job, and how to succeed in the job once they have landed it.

Features and Benefits

  • Straightforward, clear writing style allows all readers to benefit and learn the topics covered; no prerequisite knowledge required
  • Learning Objectives, Review Questions, Discussion Questions, and Application Assignments develop critical thinking skills and reinforce key concepts
  • Field-tested strategies that have been proven effective for many industry professionals, so readers can feel confident they are following the advice of successful, knowledgeable experts

Table of Contents

1. Master your school subjects
2. Be a smart job seeker
3. Build your career on a foundation of integrity
4. Understand your employer’s “big picture” and where you fit into it
5. Apply self-discipline and time management
6. Be a good team player, team builder, and team leader
7. Be an effective communicator
8. Be a critical thinker
9. Learn to work well in a diverse workplace
10. Adopt a positive “can-do” attitude toward your work
11. Learn to positively resolve conflict on the job
12. Persevere when the job becomes difficult

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David L. Goetsch

David Goetsch, Ph.D., was recognized as Technical Instructor of the Year by the U.S. Department of Education in 1984. In 1986, he was honored as Technical Educator of the Year by the Florida Vocational Association. A member of the American Management Association, the Florida Association of Community Colleges, and the American Society for Quality, Goetsch currently serves as vice president and professor emeritus at Northwest Florida State College.