Writing and reports

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About how many hours a week would a typical electronic systems engineer spend writing reports vs the number of hours spent doing actual engineering? And, what kind of jobs could i look for in engineering that minimize the amount of writing i would need to do? I'm a first year student, and am not set on electronic systems either.
 

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That depends on where you work but I would say on average 85:15 of writing vs actual engineering. If you don't like to do a lot of writing, documentation, and communication, then I would recommend you become a technician.
 
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I'm not an electronic nor a systems engineer, but if you better learn to love documentation. It's not necessarily that you're writing reports, but just documentation in general. I always have a powerpoint or something open on my other monitor that I'm using for screenshots and the like.

You won't like it when you first start, but you'll soon see why it's absolutely necessary.
 

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