Department of Technology

Careers in Technology

A degree from the programs in the Department of Technology prepares graduates for a wide variety of careers. The various options in the Industrial Technology program and the Applied Technical Leadership program lead to careers in business and industry and the teacher education programs lead to careers as teachers in either junior and senior high schools or in some cases technical and community colleges. To illustrate the wide variety of careers, the lists below identify employers and job titles of graduates of the Industrial Technology program collected in two follow-up studies of graduates conducted within the past six years. The study also asks for their current salary range. The top salaries were above $90,000 and the most common salary range was between $50,000 and $60,000.


Pratt & Whitney
Bath Iron Works
Access Wellness
CBE Technologies/ValCom
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Fairchild Semiconductor
Genuine Parts Co/NAPA
Great Works Internet
J Maze Design
Lanco Assembly Systems
Oest Associates
Owens Corning (OCV Reinforcements)
Pine Tree Networks
Redington Fairview General Hospital
Sanford Regional Vocational Center
Home Depot
FPL Energy
OMNIA Technologies, Inc.
Rich Tool & Die
Sanmina - SCI
Scarboro Signs
Fairchild Semiconductor
Marine Hydraulics Engineering
Federal Government

Gates Formed Fibre Products
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
The Gem Group, Inc.
Fraser Papers, Inc.
Midcoast Metrology, Inc.
U.S. Navy
Sappi Fine Paper
Maine Army National Guard
Kinetics Systems, Inc.
Baumann, Inc.
David Deschaine Installations
Mead Westvaco
International Paper
Dielectric Communications
Computer Sciences Corp.
ArvhMeritor LVA North America
Northern Maine Community College
Central Maine Community College
Westbrook Regional Vocational Center
Lockheed Martin
Federal Aviation Administration/DOT
Adelphia Cable
Gorham School Department

Job titles

Production Supervisor
Logistics Engineer
Accuracy Control Engineer
Computer Technician
Construction Estimator
Electrical Assembly Supervisor
Electronic/Robotic Technology Instructor
Engineering Associate
Implant Operator
Industrial Engineer
IS Analyst, Communications
IT Liaison
Network Support Technician
Network System Engineering
Plant Maintenance/Reliability Leader
Process Engineer
Project Mgr
Senior Project Engineer
Store Manager
Structural Designer
Web Developer
Safety & Training Manager
President of a Technology Company
Test Engineer
Facility Manager
Estimating Analyst
Senior Learning Technology Developer
Production Planner/Buyer
Industrial Engineer

Telephone Office Technician
Instrument/Electrical Technician
RF Technician
Product Design Engineer
Engineering Technician
Maintenance Supervisor
CNC Machinist
Principal Project Manager
Manager of Process Control Technology
Welding Specialist
Engineering Technical Manager
Project Engineering Manager
Senior Project EngineerTool Designer
Applications Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
CMMS Coordinator
Crew Leader
Graphic Designer
Training Tech
Management Analyst
Plant Engineering and Maintenance Manager
Systems Engineer
Retail Management Trainee
Federal Aviation Systems Specialist


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