Electronics Engineering

Madeline Mellor

Day in the life of an electronics engineer

Electronic engineers conduct research into electrical generation, distribution networks, electrical machinery and electronic communications. They also prepare reports over material costs and design specifications for electronic systems and equipment. They supervise and design electronic circuits, systems and equipment as well as maintenance over those items.


To be an electronics engineer you need a degree in electronics engineering and, depending on the place of employment, a master's degree in a related engineering field. On top of a degree engineers need a license from a provincial/territorial association of professional engineers.


The national average salary for electronics engineers is $88,398.the starting salary is typically around $40,336.