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Engineering Power Engineering

  1. Jun 19, 2009 #1
    What are the benefits of this career (particularly in comparison to hardware/RF engineering career)?

    I understand that engineers working in National (edit: provisional. I meant those government ones) power companies are paid good and the jobs are more stable/secure.

    Currently, I am interested in computer engineering because there are more opportunities. Unlike power engineering, you have more options.

    Looking at salary, security, opportunities, and future, how power engineering jobs (i.e. job in a national power company) are compared to other kind of computer engineering jobs?
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
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  3. Jun 19, 2009 #2


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    With respect to power companies, it depends on the nation and economy.

    Top US nuclear power generator Exelon cuts 500 jobs
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090618/bs_afp/usnuclearcutscompanyexelon_20090618212622 [Broken]

    With the economic downturn, utility companies try to eliminate jobs, which means those remaining have to do more work without an increase in salary, wages or benefits. Most people I know at utilities are overworked.
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