Also called: Electrical Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Electrical Controls Engineer
What they do:Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.
On the job, you would:
- Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
- Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
- Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
Development environment software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
See more details at O*NET OnLine about electrical engineers.