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Approximately 313,970 electrical and electronics engineers are employed in the United States; electrical engineers comprise 57 percent of this total. More engineers work in the electrical and electronics field than in any other division of engineering. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers reports that there are 10 key industry sectors in which engineers are employed: Aerospace, Bioengineering, Computers, Education and Research, Energy and Electric Power, Manufacturing, Semiconductors, Service Industry, Telecommunications, and Transportation and Automotive. Some work as private consultants.

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