Electrical engineering is a diversified profession concerned with the design and operation of the electrical devices and systems required by our technological society. These can range from the smallest microdevice to the largest power generator. Integrated circuits, computing, biomedical instrumentation, energy conversion, power generation and distribution, control systems, microprocessors and communications are just some of the fields open to the electrical engineer.


Related Career Titles for Electrical Engineering

Automation/Robotics Engineer

Biomedical Technician

College/University Professor

Communications Engineer

Computer Programmer

Computer Systems Analyst


Controls Engineer

Customer Service Representative

Electrical Engineer

Fiber Optics Engineer

Field Engineer

Hardware Engineer

High School Teacher

Manager of Information Systems

Management Trainee

Manufacturing/Industrial Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Military Official

National Security Officer

Network Specialist

Power Systems Engineer

Process Engineer

Product Manager

Production Engineer

Quality Assurance Engineer

Research and Development Specialist


Software Engineer

Systems/Programming Engineer

Technical Writer

Testing Engineer 


Industries That Hire Electrical Engineering Majors


Computer Companies

Telecommunication Companies

Aerospace Product Companies

Building, Developing, & General Contractors

Chemical Companies

Consulting Services

Transportation Equipment


Waste Management & Remediation Services

Wholesale Trade Organizations

Petroleum & Coal Product Manufacturers

Scientific Research & Development Services

Electrical Equipment, Appliance, & Component Manufacturing Companies

Engineering Companies

Medical Equipment Manufacturers

Colleges and Universities

High Schools


Accounting Firms

Public Relations Firms


Graphic Arts Companies

Environmental Organizations

Television Studios

Insurance Companies

Petroleum Industry

Federal Government

US Department of Defense

Investigation & Security Services


Web Sites For Electrical Engineering Majors




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