Job Exploration: 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. 


Some Related Career Titles

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  • 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


Beginning Salary Range

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.

Job Search Information

National Organizations or Databases

Graduate Schools

Local Programs

National Programs

Other resources for graduate program research

UNF Program

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