Electric

If you are interested in learning how communication and navigation systems work, consider electrical engineering. Electrical engineers are researchers and innovators that design and manufacture various electric equipment devices, from electric motors and power generators to navigation and communication systems.

What is Electric Engineering?

Electric engineering is a wide field that includes the process of producing, transmitting and using electrical energy, as well as transmitting and processing information. Employment opportunities for electrical engineers cover a wide spectrum of activities such as design, development, research, sales, and management.

 

These types of careers are available in many types of organizations — from utilities to governmental institutions and computer equipment companies to consulting engineering firms. Electrical engineers can work with a variety of devices and systems that we use everyday, like batteries, motors, digital circuits, and telecommunications.

 

Electrical engineers earn a median salary of $101,250 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

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Example Careers

Transmission Engineer

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Average Salary
$75k

Transmission engineers deal with the systems that generate and distribute energy to customers.

Electrical Engineer

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Average Salary
$75k

Electrical engineers often work in teams with other engineers to help with the electrical design of various projects such as buildings, cars, and other products.

If electric engineering is not your thing, there are more areas of engineering.

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