What Can You Do With A Major In Electrical Engineering?   


Electrical engineers harness electrical energy for the benefit of humankind. The profession 

is broad and encompasses products valued by society in many technical areas from 

communications to electric power and energy use to those for our current "Information Age". 

Employment opportunities range over product design, development, manufacturing, sales, 

management, teaching, and research. Employers include industrial companies, consulting 

firms, and government agencies and non-governmental organizations.







Typical Career Paths

Automatic Controls
Digital Systems
Analog Electronics
Power and Energy Systems
Communications and Signal Processing



Some Related Career Titles

(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the 

related print resources in the Career Services Library).


With a Bachelor's Degree

Assistant Plant System Manger 

Assistant Director for Scientific Affairs 

Associate Nuclear Plant Support Design Engineer 

Associate Technical Analyst 

With a Master's Degree 

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Advanced Nuclear Specialist

Analytical Engineer

Applications Engineer

Senior Controls Engineer


Computer Designer

Consulting Engineer

Sales Engineer



 General Career Directions
  • Applications Engineer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Digital Signal Processing Engineer
  • Field Manager


  • Robotics Engineer
    • Instrumentation/Control Engineer
    • Power Electronics Engineer
    • Process Control Developer
    • Research Engineer
    • Sales Engineer
    • Test Engineer
    • Utility Support Engineer


Typical Employers/Work Settings 

  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Industry
  • Architectural Firms
  • Automotive Industry
  • Biomedical Technologies Industry
  • Computer Companies
  • Construction Companies
  • Consulting Firms
    • Consumer Products Industry
    • Equipment Repair Industry
    • Glass and Metals Industry
    • Manufacturing Industry
    • Power Industry
    • Public Utilities
    • Transportation Industry
    • Scientific service companies
    • Technical services companies
    • Federal Government

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Beginning Salary Range

Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $57,000 -From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

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Links To Professional Associations

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.

American Institute of Engineers
National Academy of Engineering
National Society for Professional Engineers
Society of Women Engineers



Job Search Information

National Organizations or Databases

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/electrical-engineer - an in-depth guide to Electrical Engineering careers and degree program opportunities. 



Graduate Schools

Local Programs - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and other related programs
 University of North Florida
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Florida State University
University of Florida 
University of South Florida

National Programs - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and other related programs
Georgia Tech 

Other resources for graduate program research




Link To UNF Program

The  College of Computing, Engineering and Construction  at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in  Electrical Engineering.



Career Action Plan

  • Conduct and informational interview and/or shadow a professional in the field
  • Develop leadership skills by participating in on-campus activities/clubs, etc. (RA, Peer Advisor, Student Government, Presidential Envoy, Fraternity or Sorority)
  • Join a professional association in this field
  • Gain experience through internships in your junior and/or senior years