Career Profiles: Electrical Engineering

CSULB Department of Electrical Engineering

The field of electrical engineering involves the design, development and manufacture of electrical equipment and systems. Energy systems, transportation, communication, aircraft, spacecraft, biomedical systems inside and outside the human body, and computer applications in industrial, commercial and defense sectors are all designed using principles of electronics and electrical engineering. Electrical engineering positions include those involved in research, design, development, planning, production, installation and sales. The basic educational requirement for electrical engineers is a BSEE degree. Since technology is always advancing, engineers are continually educating themselves both formally and informally and often receive MSEE degrees. Those interested in research or teaching will need to pursue a Ph.D. Personal qualifications necessary in the profession include strong science, math and analytical aptitudes, the ability to work as a team member, persistence and good written and oral communication skills

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Communications Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics Test Engineer
  • Manufacturer's Representative
  • Product Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Research Engineer
  • Safety Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Technical Writer

Where Employed:

  • Aerospace companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Communications companies
  • Computer industry
  • Construction industry
  • Consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Petroleum industry
  • Radio/TV industry
  • Research institutes
  • Transportation industry

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