Electrical engineers design, test, install, and maintain large-scale electronic equipment or machinery for use in manufacturing or power generation or transmission. You must apply principles and techniques of electrical engineering to accomplish goals. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
There are many pros and cons of being an electrical engineer; I am only going to name a couple of them. Some pros are that you make a decent amount of money, get to do what you like, and electrical engineers are usually in high demand. Some cons are that you have to go to college and you might have to deal with high voltages of electricity. The salary of an electrical engineer is decent. You will start out making somewhere from $49,000 to $61,000.
The workplaces of electrical engineers are just as varied as the types of work they do. Electrical engineers may be found in the pristine lab environment of a fabrication plant, the offices of a consulting firm or on site at a mine. During their working life, electrical engineers may find themselves supervising a wide range of individuals including scientists, electricians, computer programmers and other engineers.
To become an electrical engineer you must have a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology, or Bachelor of Applied Science depending on the university. The bachelor's degree generally includes units covering physics, mathematics, computer science, project management, and a variety of topics in electrical engineering.
As of 2010 there are 154,000 employees in this line of work. There are many jobs still available though. Electrical engineers will...