Tracking Graduation and Employment of Florida Engineering Technology AS Program students - Gender Comparison

As we mentioned in the FETPIP article in our 2020 April’s edition of the FLATE FOCUS, the goal of the Florida Education & Training Placement Information Programs (FETPIP) data collection and consumer reporting system is to provide follow-up data on former students and program participants who have graduated, exited, or completed a public education or training program within the State of Florida. The follow-up studies are conducted annually by matching records of the student graduates, completers, or exiters from the numerous public and independent organizations with information resources available to FETPIP. Follow-up on a quarterly basis is also done for some groups.

Data from the 2017-18 FETPIP AS degree completers by gender shows that:

Out of the total 161 total number of individuals reported for follow-up to FETPIP, 139 (86%) were males and only 22 (13%) were female.

Of these individuals 107 (77%) of male respondents and 15 (68%) of the females were found to be employed. Total number of individuals found with positive placement (employment related to training including individuals continuing education) were 86 (79%) for males and 14 (88%).

Average Annualized earnings were reported to be $48,572 for men and $41,524 for female. This correspond to a 15% difference in salary between male and female respondents.

When comparing with other competitive related technologies like Aerospace and Electronics Engineering Technologies, Engineering Technology is well positioned. Industrial management technology shows significant higher Average Annual Earnings.

Regarding individuals found employed in an industry related to training, data shows that 60 (56%) were male and fewer than 10 females. It is interesting to note that 49 (35%) of males and fewer than 10 females were found enrolled in a post-secondary institution.

Based on the 2017-18 ET AS Degree Completers report, males continued dominating positions related to ET AS programs with an impressive 86% for men and 13% for females. As shown in figures 1 and 2, despite all the efforts promoting females in technology careers, males continued dominating positions related to ET AS programs. Females are still underrepresented in numbers and salaries.

Overall average annual earnings during the past seven years, shows that ET and related manufacturing careers continue growing strong in Florida strengthening the skills of technicians, whose work is vitally important to the nation’s prosperity and security.

For more information about the Florida Education & training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) visit FDOE-FETPIP. For More information about Florida’s Engineering Technology AS Degree contact visit or contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, FLATE Executive Director, at

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