Electrical Engineer

Because they make everything work the way they are supposed to, or even better, Electrical engineers jobs are always on the cutting edge. Electrical engineers are our problem solvers and fixers, without them life wouldn’t be able to function the way we expect it to.

What does an electrical engineer do?

The job of electrical engineer focuses on electrical systems. They design new ways or improve upon old ways to use electrical power. Electrical engineers design and supervise, develop and test the manufacturing of electric motors, GPS devices, communication systems and more. They also use quite a lot of computer programming in their trade. The electrical engineer’s skill set is needed in the automotive and airplane industry.

Does an electrical engineer make a lot of money?

Electrical engineers will earn a median pay of $95,230 annually. Those with more experience will earn significantly more than those starting out. The top paying industry for electrical engineers is the research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences. They make $112,970 annually according to bls.gov. Those who go into engineering services will make a median pay of $90,710. The job outlook remains stable, with little to no change projected between now and 2024. However, the demand for jobs is likely to increase as technological innovations grow.

What kind of schooling is necessary to become an electrical engineer?

High school students who know they want to go into electrical engineering should start readying themselves by taking courses in physics and mathematics. Drafting is also a class that could be taken to prepare for becoming an electrical engineer. A bachelor’s degree is necessary for those wanting to be electrical engineers which means a minimum of four years at the university level. Some universities also offer a 5-year course which the student will graduate from with both a bachelor’s and a master’s in electrical engineering. Also, having a Physical Engineer license can increase the likelihood of a better job in the field.

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