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Electrical Engineering Job Profile
Electrical engineering jobs involve designing, developing, testing, and supervising the manufacturing of electrical equipment, systems and components. This can include electric motors, radar and navigation systems, broadcast and communications systems, power generation equipment, or electrical systems for automobiles, aircraft and spacecraft.
Electrical engineers can also design and manufacture commercial electronic products such as computer hardware, wearable devices or smartphones.
Electrical engineering job descriptions can include:
- Improving or developing products by designing new ways of using electrical power
- Participating in the manufacture, installation and testing of electrical components and devices
- Developing manufacturing, construction and installation standards and specifications for electronic systems
- Analyze and evaluate electrical and electronic devices or systems to recommend improvements, modifications or repair.
Electrical Engineering Career Progression
Starting your career as an Electrical Engineer, you can move on to become Senior (Electrical / System / Application / Power Control) Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, or Electrical Test Engineer. You can choose any vertical – Computer Networking, Electronics, IT, Design or Testing.
Electrical Engineering Job Outlook
The average salary for an Electrical Engineer is ~$93,000.
Many consider Electrical Engineering to be one of the more interesting fields of engineering, with jobs that involve designing components for automobiles, communication systems, electronic equipment and power grids. However, there has been little to no increase in demand for these engineers. The good news for students interested in this field is that the number of jobs for Electrical Engineering is expected to grow at 1% between 2017-2024.
There would be more job opportunities for Electrical Engineers in engineering service companies as bigger manufacturing companies are opting to reduce their costs by contracting to those electrical engineering service companies rather than directly hiring them. Such growth will be driven by rapid pace of technological innovation and development in consumer electronics, solar, semi conductors, communication technologies, robotics and electrical cars.
Universities offering Electrical engineering master’s degree in USA
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Stanford University
- University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Harvard University
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Michigan
- Princeton University
- Carnegie Mellon University
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Purdue University
- The Ohio State University
- Texas A&M University
- University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Southern California
- University of Washington
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Yale University
- Duke University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Michigan State University
- New York University (NYU)
- North Carolina State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Rice University
- University of California, Irvine
- University of Florida
- University of Maryland, College Park
- Arizona State University
- Boston University
- Illinois State University
- Northwestern University
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- University of California, Davis
- University of Colorado Boulder
- University of Minnesota
- Brown University
- Drexel University
- Northeastern University
- The University of Arizona
- University of Illinois, Chicago
- University of Notre Damn
- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
References: engineering.com, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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