Career Opportunities in E.E.
Career Opportunities in Electrical Engineering
Electrical and electronics engineering graduates have a wealth of favorable job opportunities. More than 25% of engineering jobs are in electrical engineering.
Most electrical engineering jobs are in:
- engineering and business consulting firms
- government agencies
- manufacturers of electrical, electronic, and computer and office equipment
- manufacturers of industrial machinery
- manufacturers of professional and scientific instruments
Median earnings for electrical engineers in 2008 were $82,160. Texas is the fifth top-paying state for electrical engineers, with an annual mean wage of $92,780. The top-paying state for electrical engineers? Massachusetts' annual mean wage for electrical engineers is $102,160.
Want to Learn Even More?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a complete analysis of electrical engineering as a career, including employment info, salary information and more.
TryEngineering.org examines electrical engineering as a major, with special emphasis on suggested high school courses for pre-university students.
Career Cornerstone spotlights a number of PDFs of information about electrical engineering, including engineer profiles, a listing of professional organizations, an analysis of a typical day in the life of an electrical engineer, and a podcast.