Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Electrical Engineering - Careers

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:
  • Academia
  • Circuit design
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Department of Defense (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines)
  • Education
  • Electrical systems
  • Environmental protection
  • Maintenance
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical electronics and imaging
  • Multimedia industry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Operation of technical systems
  • Patent application and review
  • Public policy
  • Power engineering
  • Product design
  • Radar Imaging
  • Research and development
  • Service
  • Signal Processing Industry
  • Specialized software design (e.g. software radios
  • Technical sales and marketing
  • Teaching and education
  • Venture capital investment
  • Video Technology
  • Wireless Communications and Networking Industry

  • Salary Information

    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?

    25%

    What percentage of graduates goes on to find related employment?

    75%

    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.

    Professional Society

    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.

    Last updated: November 22 2021 21:01:55