Career Information and Further Study
Electrical engineers are involved in a broad spectrum of challenging activities, such as research and development, product design, manufacturing, operations, service, technical sales, marketing, consulting, education, and policy making.
EE Alumni have found employment in the following fields:
Department of Defense (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines)
Medical electronics and imaging
Operation of technical systems
Patent application and review
Research and development
Signal Processing Industry
Specialized software design (e.g. software radios
Technical sales and marketing
Teaching and education
Venture capital investment
Wireless Communications and Networking Industry
Starting salary for graduates with a BS in Electrical/Electronics/ and Communications Engineering is $63,700 (NACE, Salary Survey April, 2014)
Factors influencing salary: Skills, experience, internship,
project and design experience, geographic location, and size of company.
Educational level influence on salary:
The average starting salary for a graduate with a master's degree is $72,700. For a graduate
with a PhD, the average starting salary is $88,333.
What percentage of graduates goes on to graduate school?
What percentage of graduates goes on to find related employment?
Formal system of tracking graduates
The department tracks graduates and communicates with them. Tracking is done by the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Alumni Association.
The primary professional society is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE is the largest technical professional society with over 3.5 million technical articles, more than 170 journals
and magazines and a total membership of over 430,000 members.