Electrical Engineering

Hunter Daniel

What Is It?

Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. This field may be something I want to pursue due to my fascination with electronics and how they work and operate.

Typical Day for Electrical Engineers

Electrical engineers generally work indoors researching electrical equipment, however, they may have to travel to various sites in order to observe a problem or complex machine. They primarily work in research and development industries, engineering service firms, manufacturing, and the federal government.

Starting Salary

An electrical engineers starting salary can range from $61,420-$72,340. However, the median wage in 2012 was $89,630.

Education

High school students that have an interest in electrical engineering will want to take courses that cover various topics in physics and mathematics including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Most electrical engineering jobs require a bachelors degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology.

Sources

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Electrical and Electronics Engineers,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electrical-and-electronics-engineers.htm (visited July 23, 2015).