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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2012 median pay for a mechanical engineering technician was $24.99 per hour.

Mechanical engineering deals with the design, construction and use of machines. If you're good with your hands, enjoy problem solving, and like being part of a team, you might enjoy being a mechanical engineering technician. Mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, construct and use machinery.

You can earn your Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Bates in just six quarters. Learn more.

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Bob Criss, Dental Lab Tech Instructor

Bob Criss, Dental Lab Technician Instructor

Robert (Bob) Criss is one of two Dental Lab Technician instructors at Bates Technical College. Bob has more than 30 years of experience in the dental laboratory technology field. He holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree in General Education and a master's degree in Career and Technical Education. Before coming to Bates, he was a business owner and worked as a laboratory manager in the industry.Now in his third year teaching dental laboratory technology, Bob recently earned tenure at Bates.

Find out what inspires Bob at Bates.