Electrical Engineering

By Noe Araiza

Electrical Engineering

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Job Description

Electronics engineers use scientific knowledge of the behaviour and effects of electrons to design, develop and test components, devices, systems or equipment that use electricity as part of their source of power. These components include capacitors, diodes, resistors and transistors.


  • Evaluate and confirm projects
  • Maintain products and company reputation
  • Assures product quality and responsibilities

Degree and requirements

In general, a bachelors degree is accepted in this field through a college or university. In addition, a two-year master's degree can be helpful for those who want to advance to management roles in the electrical engineering field.

Job Opportunities

  • Power generation and supply
  • Construction
  • Transport infrastructure maintenance and development
  • Manufacturing
  • Communications and media
  • Computer hardware and software design
  • Healthcare
  • Science and technology research


The entry level for a certified Electrical Engineer is a Bachelors degree


Median Pay: $89, 630

Hourly wage: 43.09

Projected 10-year growth: 4% (2012)

Number of jobs: 306,100 (2012)