Electrical engineers put the E in STEM! Education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is vital to the advancement and growth of our country and the world. Watching TV, using your smartphone, and finding your way on vacation would not be possible without jobs in electrical engineering where workers solve problems and design or improve products that use electric power.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most electrical engineers work with telecommunications and are in engineering firms. As an electrical engineer, you will evaluate and research electrical systems and products, direct the manufacture and installation of electrical equipment, and investigate complaints and failures of electrical equipment and systems and provide solutions.
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A bachelor's degree in electrical engineering is required to land a job as an electrical engineer, but a master's degree improves your prospects of finding employment. Your education will include work in the classroom, lab, and field. Courses to graduate with a degree include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Although there is no licensing required for entry-level electrical engineering jobs, earning a PE (Professional Engineering) license later in your career qualifies you for higher-level positions. PE exams and licenses are managed on the state level.
Soft skills that will help you to succeed in jobs in electrical engineering include the ability to focus on quality, analyze information, and pay attention to detail. Here is a job description from Monster wilth more information on what you may do in an electrical engineering job.
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Among all types of engineering jobs, electrical engineering is one of the best paying. The median pay for an electrical engineer in the US is $87,975 a year. Check out Monster's Salary Tools to find out what you can expect to make as an electrical engineer in different parts of the country. You'll also discover where there is a high demand for electrical engineers and ways to advance your career.
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