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Electrical Engineers

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Electrical engineers apply their knowledge of the sciences to working with equipment that produces and distributes electricity, such as generators, transmission lines, and transformers. They also design, develop, and manufacture electric motors, electrical machinery, and ignition systems for automobiles, aircraft, and other engines. There are approximately 193,100 electrical engineers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

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Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Chief Engineer, or Consultant, or College Professor

Project Manager or Managing Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Entry-Level Electrical Engineer

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