Host said: What is the best training for becoming a Metrology Technician? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective Metrology Technician?
What do non-traditional career paths look like?
Depending on your interpretation of "traditional" is (i.e. technical college, college, etc). One of the best paths for is through the DoD (Department of Defense). The military, not only offers an intense and focused Metrology training (8 hours/day typically for 4 - 7 months - depending on Branch), but it continues with on the job training. What makes some of the branches even more desireable is the flexibility required of it's technicians. SOme will encourage their technicians to specialize in an area, i.e. meters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc. While others require experience and expertise in all areas with in the metrology laboratory from AC/Dc and Low frequency to Microwave as well as physical and dimensional metrology.
The over arching benefit is that skill levels as well as quality and supervisory experience is also gained, depending upon service longevity.