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IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33708Electrical EngineerMale30 $70,000Manchester, NH01/01/2010
33482Project EngineerMale36 $80,000hauppauge, NY01/01/2010
33040Process EngineerMale42 $57,000North Tonawanda, NY01/01/2010

Overview

If tinkering with electrical equipment and coming up with creative solutions to problems sounds like something you would enjoy, becoming an electrical engineer could be the right career path for you. Electrical engineers must obtain an engineering degree, which is usually a four-year degree. Proficiency in science and math is required both to fulfill educational requirements and to succeed in the profession.

Engineers may choose an area of specialty, such as power systems or microwave engineering. An electrical engineer can choose to serve as a power engineer, microelectronics engineer, control engineer, signals processing engineer, or a host of other specialized positions. Work may be done in a field or in a lab setting, and electrical engineers may work on a wide variety of projects from designing electrical systems to designing the parts of the electronics that a computer uses.

Most electrical engineers work a relatively normal workweek during routine business hours, and while the work requires mental concentration, it is not generally physically intensive. Qualified electrical engineers will have work opportunities in the public and private sectors and usually earn an above-average income.

We provide detailed information on electrical engineering careers as well as a host of different professions in our career profiles below. Every career profile is prepared with unparalleled insight into the job because we talk to real people who do this work every day. Browse the profile of electrical engineers below to learn more about this exciting career.


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