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EENG Career Opportunities

A BS in electrical engineering opens up a plethora of exciting career opportunities in

  • Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
  • Navigational, measuring, biomedical, and control instruments manufacturing
  • Research and development in physical, engineering, and life sciences
  • Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing
  • Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies
  • Engineering services and consulting

 

Electrical Engineering Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed successfully, on time, and within budget

 

Job Outlook

Overall employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 2% from 2018 to 2028. Job growth for electrical engineers is projected to occur largely in professional, scientific, and technical services firms, as more companies are expected to tap the expertise of engineers for projects involving electronic devices and systems. These engineers will also remain in demand to develop solar arrays, wind turbines, semiconductors, and energy storage. The need to upgrade the nation’s electrical power grid will also create demand for electrical engineering services. Additionally, these engineers may play a role in assisting with the automation of various production processes.

 

Electrical and Electronics Engineers Median Annual Wages      Occupational Statistics

 


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