In the Air Force:
Cable and Antenna Systems; Cable and Antenna Systems Helper; Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer; Developmental Engineer, Aeronautical; Developmental Engineer, Bomber; Developmental Engineer, Fighter; Developmental Engineer, Helicopter or EWO; Developmental Engineer, RPA; Developmental Engineer, Tanker; Electrical Power Production Apprentice
In the Army:
Construction Engineering Technician; Marine Engineering Officer; Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer; Prime Power Production Specialist
In the Marine Corps:
Electronics Engineer; Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician; Technical Information Operations Officer
In the Navy:
Aeronautical Engineering Officer, Aircraft Mechanical, Electronic, Electrical and Safety Equipment; Aircraft Armament Development Officer; Aviation Systems; Electronic Engineering Plans and Policies Director; Electronic Equipment Military Characteristics Officer; Electronic Inspection and Survey Officer; Electronic Installation and Maintenance Planning Officer (General); Electronics Engineering Officer; RL - Engineering Duty Officer - Ship Engineering; RL - Special Duty Officer - Strategic Sealift Officer (SSO); Sensor Systems Engineering
Anyone who's ever experienced a major power outage appreciates just how crucial electricity is to our everyday lives. Lights…motors…and countless other devices need electricity to operate. That's where Electrical Engineers come in. Besides designing and testing electrical equipment…they oversee its manufacture, installation and maintenance. In addition, these engineers also work on complex electrical systems…called grids…that provide power for entire areas of the country. The work is intricate and demands great attention to detail. You must be able to follow technical manuals and diagrams. Knowledge of computers and electronics is essential. So is an aptitude for problem solving. Since it usually takes a team to get a job done, being comfortable working with others is a valued attribute. These engineers must fully understand government guidelines, as well as with construction requirements. Handling electricity can be dangerous, and safety equipment is often required Most electrical engineers studied math and science in college, graduating with at least a bachelor's degree. The work tends to follow a regular 40 hour schedule…and is usually indoors. If you want a career that truly has the power to impact people's lives, consider becoming an electrical 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:
Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
Engineering and Technology
product and service development
computers and electronics
Math and Science
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
manufacture and distribution of products
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
reading work related information
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
listen and understand what people say
read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
use rules to solve problems
add, subtract, multiply, or divide
choose the right type of math to solve a problem
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
The MathWorks MATLAB
Computer aided design CAD software
Dassault Systemes CATIA
PTC Creo Parametric
Development environment software
National Instruments LabVIEW
bachelor's degree or master's degree usually needed