The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) announced the results of its survey of electronics systems technicians (ESTs) and their views of their careers and training. Approximately half (51 percent) of respondents started in the field because they had a personal interest in electronics. Another 24 percent joined the field because they like the variety and challenge the industry provides. When asked why they stay in the industry, an overwhelming 76 percent say they're interested in and/or love the work they do. Most technicians also are satisfied with their jobs, with 83 percent claiming to be "somewhat or very satisfied" with their current position. Training opportunities were cited by 69 percent of respondents as somewhat or very important to their job satisfaction.