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What are some career fields for electrical engineers?

I enjoy the electrical aspects of engineering such as circuitry and microelectronics. I enjoy home-automation, IOT, and robotics. However, I really do not want to end up being an electrician (not that there is anything that wrong with that; it's just not my thing). So, what are some other careers in the electrical-engineering field (other than research) and what are the best corresponding majors? #college #engineering #career #career-counseling #career-choice #electrical-engineering #electronics #automation


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Steve’s Answer

Hey Jacob,


Great that you're enjoying and finding interest in electronics! I too had similar interests when I was younger and made a career around that field. To help clarify a few things, there is a diferrence between electrical and electronic engineering - both deal with electricity and circuits. However, electrical deal with mostly non-decison making devices whereas in electronic engineering, you'll be workng more with highly interactive devices. There are also other degree's to take a look at that has more hands on such as Electronic Engineering Technology and Bio-Med Engineering Technology - Both encompass the electronic engineering, bio-med also integrates robotics and elctro-mechanical (here's a link to explain fairly well dif between E.E and E.E.T - http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/degrees-electronic-engineering-vs-electronic-engineering-technology.71056/ ) Here's a link on B.M.E (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomedical_engineering and http://www.embs.org/about-biomedical-engineering/) - B.M.E. also has a B.M.E.T. option like the E.E.T. in several engineering schools - don't get these confused with the techinican/associate courses that some places offer - Here's some info on some E.E.T. programs (https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/degrees/electrical-engineering-technology)


Keep in mind that a lot of what's driving these electronic devices that you seem to be interested in are using programming languages as well... so, look into learning C++, Python, Java in your spare time (or minor in programming) as these will help further your readiness into the job market when you graduate, plus having some fun with electronics along the way.


Best of Luck,
Steve


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Ken’s Answer

Hi Jacob!


You asked a very interesting question. Here are some sites that will help with an answer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgmUzPvcJ1w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbB7sUhlyjg
http://www.wikihow.com/Become-an-Electrical-Engineer


Best of luck! Keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress!


Thanks for the very fast response! I didn't think of shadowing others to see what they do. I'll see if I can find someone. Jacob D.

You are welcome. Your favorite teachers, your school counselor, and the head of alumni relations can help. If there is an interesting company in your area, just go up to the company and ask them about creating a shadowing or internship opportunity and work it out with your school counselor. You will be surprised how much companies are willing to help students. Go for it. This is how many people succeeded in their careers. Ken Simmons

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karthik’s Answer

Electrical engineers can find a number of employment opportunities in various different sectors. Some of the top sectors that hire electrical engineers are listed below:
Engineering Services
Electric power generating installations
Railways
Aerospace Manufacture Industry
Automobile Industry
Airports
Electricity transmission and distribution organizations
Government Electrical Works Department
Navigational equipment manufacturing industries
Architecture and Construction Firms
Defense & Space Research

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Electrical engineers can find a number of employment opportunities in various different sectors. Some of the top sectors that hire electrical engineers are listed below:
Engineering Services
Electric power generating installations
Railways
Aerospace Manufacture Industry
Automobile Industry
Airports
Electricity transmission and distribution organizations
Government Electrical Works Department
Navigational equipment manufacturing industries
Architecture and Construction Firms
Defense & Space Research

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