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.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a complete analysis of electrical engineering as a career, including employment info, salary information and more. examines electrical engineering as a major, with special emphasis on suggested high school courses for pre-university students.

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