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Nearly EE working in simulation. Don't like it. Advice?

  1. Apr 26, 2010 #1
    Hey all, I'm a little distraught and hope someone can provide enlightenment.

    First off I should say that I am enthralled with electrical engineering. I love the science and ideas behind it. There are so many aspects of being an EE that appeal to me. That being said...

    I am in my junior year working on my B.S. in electrical engineering. For the last two years I have been employed at a military simulation company as an electrical designer/drafter. Though I have gained invaluable experience at this company, it has allowed me to see that I do not want to work in simulation once I have my degree.

    I work directly with many EE's. The main issues I have with this career path is that all the engineers (and myself for that matter) sit in a cubicle all day staring at a computer completing some very mundane tasks. I am looking for a more exciting hands on career path within electrical engineering.

    I have heard that power electronics/power generation can be exciting. Also, test engineering seems like it would be interesting. But, I really have no idea. If anyone works in these fields I would like to know how you like your job. Or if anybody works in any other exciting industry within the electrical engineering profession I would appreciate hearing about it.

    Thanks for reading!
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