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Industry Growth Means More Soldering Jobs in Electrical and Electronics Manufacturing

Posted on 2st November, 2021 by EPTAC Staff

The next time you are out and about in public, if you take a look around it won’t be hard to see how much the use of technology and electronic devices has increased in our daily lives, both inside and outside the home. Many people carry multiple devices with them daily and leave even more gaming devices, laptops, and tablets at home. The technology industry is currently experiencing massive growth on a global scale, and this growth means that more soldering and assembly jobs are being created in the electrical and electronics industry requiring even more companies to evaluate their staff and increase the hiring of IPC certified soldering technicians.

According to a study done by Maximize Market Research, the global electronic contract manufacturing and design services market was valued at $375 billion in 2017, and by 2026 it is expected to reach $665.32 billion. That growth is massive and due in huge part to the technological advancements being made today and the continued proliferation of the internet and associated devices across the globe. Every year, new devices are produced, existing products are enhanced with new features, and industry and the consumer continue to acquire them and, where needed, upgrade to the latest and greatest technology.

It’s this continued and growing demand for access to the internet that has led to the increased need for soldering jobs in electrical and electronics manufacturing. In fact, the industry is currently growing to the point that many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are beginning to outsource their current manufacturing demands if they have not already. With massive growth within the industry, the need for IPC certified professionals will continue to grow as well.

According to Glassdoor, the average Manufacturing Electrical/Electronics Engineer’s salary is $86,153. Becoming an IPC certified soldering professional—one who is capable of building and overseeing the assembly processes necessary to produce these electronic devices—is the perfect way to set yourself apart from the competition in the job market.

By choosing to become IPC certified, you will be training to the most widely recognized industry standards when it comes to electrical and electronics manufacturing. Everyone from designers to suppliers, to OEMs speak in IPC terminology and follow the standards and practices adopted from and defined by the IPC. Already being trained and certified as a Certified Standards Expert (CSE), Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) or Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) is the best way to stand out in the job market and show employers that you have the skills to succeed in this growing electrical and electronics manufacturing industry.

If you are looking to become IPC certified, the best place to start is with EPTAC. With over 30 years of experience, EPTAC has become the industry leader for anyone looking to build on their career in soldering. With 19 locations across North America and classes that are conveniently located with dates to fit into your schedule, there’s no better option when it comes to getting IPC certified.


Whether you are just beginning your career in soldering, or if you’re a seasoned veteran looking for rectification, the folks at EPTAC are here to help you with your solder training and IPC certification needs. For over 30 years, EPTAC has provided professionals with the tools and training they need to advance their careers and improve their businesses. With 19 locations across North America, our solutions and instructional staff provide easy access to knowledge that will enhance your business model and help you meet and exceed industry demands. For more information call 800.643.7822 or contact us.

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