Hello, I am going to start school soon for E.E with an emphasis in Power Systems Engineering, I live in NYC and am 21 y.o. I've been reading forum responses across the web from unemployed engineers (Unhealthy habit I know), people don't specify what they specialize in hence the query. I am interested in Electrical, but I am wary because the growth rate from 2014-24 is expected to be 0%, and the unemployment rate was 4.8% in 13', probably higher now. I am choosing power engineering because I believe it can't be outsourced overseas. Does this profession have job security, I am trying to get in with a utility company, such as con-ed? And supposing the job prospects aren't good after graduation, my backup plan is to go to trade school and try to get an electrical apprenticeship and eventually become a journeyman electrician(demand is good out here for electricians). Is it going to be an easy transition? I know an electrician is hard work and is very technical, so no offence to any electricians.