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.

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.
Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes.
Direct or coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements.


Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some do not.

Median Income


Technical Skills Needed

Analytical or scientific software — Failure mode and effects analysis FMEA software; Minitab ; Powersim PSIM; The MathWorks MATLAB

Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD ; Bentley Microstation ; Dassault Systemes CATIA; Zuken E3.schematic

Development environment software — Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript ; National Instruments LabVIEW ; Verilog; VHSIC hardware description language VHDL


Active Listening

Complex Problem Solving

Critical Thinking

Reading Comprehension



Engineering and Technology

Computers and Electronics



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