I will soon be getting ready to attend a University for a BA in Electrical Engineering, and I have a question. What exactly does an Electrical Engineer do? I love the idea of electromagnetic systems, and power generation, but I am unsure how much of this the Electrical Engineer does. Who designs the big generators in the power plant? Is that the ME, or the EE? Basically, in short, I don't want to sit around all day long with an electrical tester and a calculator. I will want to be out in the field; although I will expect- and even want- to perform some of the complex calculations and designs. However, I also want to design some mechanical systems. I apologize if this thread should be in the "Academic Guidance" section, as it's a question I would like to be answered more specifically by Electrical Engineers. Just tell me I will be doing some "cool" things, and not just computation and soldering.