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Electrical engineer, most introvert job?

  1. Jul 31, 2007 #1
    Which job in electrical engineering would you guys think requires most time for yourself doing analyzes and calculations?(nerd work:!!))
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  3. Jul 31, 2007 #2


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    Lab work is almost always done solo. Most true electrical engineers don't want to do it for that very reason.

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  4. Jul 31, 2007 #3
    Introvert? Not if you want to be a successful EE.
  5. Aug 1, 2007 #4


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    "analyses and calculations" eh?

    Well there's a whole LOAD of EE jobs where you might
    need to spend a LOT of time doing bureaucratic / regulatory
    oriented analyses and calculations e.g. medical devices
    that need FDA or other kinds of approvals, avionics where
    you have to go through a lot of FAA or other kinds of
    process / documentation, safety regulated stuff like
    equipment for use in explosive environments or so on.

    Now if you're just talking about TECHNICAL calculations
    and analyses that aren't mostly related to compliance
    or regulatory engineering...

    Microwave design tends to involve a fair amount of
    modeling especially at the higher frequencies for the more
    complex systems, satellites, etc.

    Quantum electronics design, potentially.

    DSP implementations that involve EE or complex
    mixed signal signal processing design.

    Doing IC design involves a lot of simulations and analyses
    usually, especially very high speed stuff or mixed
    signal stuff at high density and high performance.
  6. Aug 1, 2007 #5


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    As for introvert, there's always doing sewer electronics
    for things like flow measurement, anti-corrosion,
    etc. Lots of field work, and you'll be left WELL alone
    by your colleagues, the public, your spouse, your dog, ....
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