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what are some of the tools i have to get use to using in electrical engineering

Asked Edinburgh, Indiana

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Nija’s Answer

Updated New York, New York

Hi Rashaun,

You are asking a very important question about your desirable career. Although, I am not aware of the electrical engineering field; however, I am willing to help you obtain the information that you want to know. I came across a website that list the tools needed for electrical engineering. According to the website, https://www.ecmag.com/section/your-business/tools-most-used-electricians; the following tools needed are listed below:

  • Pliers
  • Screwdrivers and nut drivers
  • Wire strippers
  • Fishing tools
  • Measuring devices
  • Labeling machines
  • Power drills and drivers, hammer/drills
  • Power saws
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Torpedo Level
  • Flashlight
  • Allen wrench set
  • Utility knife
  • Voltmeter or Multimeter
  • Wire Crimpers
  • Clamps
  • Visers
  • Rotary tools
  • Grinders
  • Magnifier

There maybe additional tools but these are the main list of tools that are needed in the field of electrical engineering. I hope this answers your question.

Nija recommends the following next steps:

  • Conduct research on the required tools.
  • You can find out from electrical engineers on what tools that are being used on the job.
  • Obtain books about electrical engineering from a library.

Jackson’s Answer

Updated Dallas, Texas

Rashaun: Nija listed a set of standard tool-set used by an electrician. I use a different set of tools as an electrical / systems engineer with a degree in electrical engineering.

First, communications are paramount. Therefore, I use Microsoft Office 365 to communicate with my internal and external customers. Depends on your engineering job function, you may be using specific applications in your day to day job. Don't worry, you will learn how to navigate these tool-set either in collage or through on-the-job training.

Start with the basics (see below).

Jackson recommends the following next steps:

  • Enroll in advanced math courses (pre-calculus, calculus, statistics)
  • Enroll in physics class (with labs)
  • Visit local engineering companies and talk to electrical engineers. You will see a wide variety of job functions and tool-set.