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Future of Electrical Engineers

  1. Apr 19, 2005 #1
    Q. What do most Electrical Engineers do typically in the real world? i.e what kinds of jobs do they hold?

    What kind of jobs can EE major's do with a bachelor's degree?

    Do they deal with circuits all the time in their careers?

    Answers, ideas or criticisms appreciated.
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  3. Apr 19, 2005 #2


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    A bachelors degree in Engineering is considered a professional degree (as long as its accredited by ABET - more info on www.abet.org if your program and school is accredited). Normally EE's deal with radioelectronics, particularly anywhere electricity and magnetism is involved. The future outlook is very good, as you can imagine all the computers are designed by EE's and CompEs. Analyzing circuits is an integral part of an EE, and yes, you'll be doing it for most of your career
  4. Apr 20, 2005 #3
    Most EE's and CompE's I knew don't do EE. The same is true for alot of engineering professions though. Granted I went to only decent state school.
  5. Apr 20, 2005 #4
    Out of the 9 engineers that I am acquainted with, 2 are actually working as engineers. 1 EE who works extensively with AutoCAD and is involved with circuit design, the other is a ME, again extensive use of AutoCAD. The others have desk jobs and are basically paper pushers in large companies.
  6. Apr 20, 2005 #5
    What EE Engieers Do

    Hello, I dont know about others but I am an EE, have BE(EE), MS(Telecom), SEMC(WE) and a considerable experience of working for some years n i hate to say it but i agree engineers genrally r paper pushers but then these papers are really importnat like designs, improvements etc. But for practical purposes u have to be working in the field and not on a desk to get a real taste of the EE.

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  7. Apr 20, 2005 #6
    come on guys don't scare me. i am just going to start EE this comming September, 2005. should i switch to ..........? Thank you, Mika
  8. Apr 20, 2005 #7
    No major is going to guarantee you a well-paying job that you enjoy every second. You should do what you interests you and not what will give you a that "comfortable" lifestyle.
  9. Apr 21, 2005 #8
    My dad's an EE and after grad school he went off to work for General Electric in Schenectady NY (don't quite remember doing what). Then he started teaching at Union as a prof then at Carnegie-Mellon. A few years after CMU he started his own company that designs software for EE people (such as "Maxwell" if anyone's curious) and left teaching to go do that. Now that's probably a much wider range than most people accomplish, but it's a pretty good look at some things EEs are known to do.
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