What Can I do With a Degree in Electrical Engineering?

The information on this page is designed to help you explore possible careers. Use the links below to navigate to different areas of the page. We recommend working with a career counselor to help you identify careers based on your skills, interests, and values.

Resources to Generate Ideas for Careers and/or Places of Employment

List of Employers and Job Titles Developed from Jobs Posted in Handshake for Electrical Engineering Majors

Electrical Engineering majors may find employment in engineering services firms, electric power generation companies, semiconductor/component manufacturing firms, electromedical manufacturing firms, and in research and development (from Electrical and Electronics Engineers in the Occupational Outlook Handbook).

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from The University Career Center's job database where the employer specifically requested Electrical Engineering majors. Career-related internships or part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment after graduation in these and other fields. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for Electrical Engineering majors. This list does not reflect current openings. 

  • AeroLEDs:  Product Development Electrical Design Engineer
  • ALLETE Clean Energy:  Operations Engineer II
  • Applied Medical:  Electrical Engineer 
  • Applied Research Associates:  Staff Engineer 1, Junior Engineer
  • B&W Tek:  Analytical Support Engineer
  • Bechtel Plant Machinery:  Electrical Engineer
  • Black & Veatch: Electrical Engineer 1
  • Chrysler:  Electrical Engineer
  • Cowlitz County PUD: Electrical Engineer
  • Denso North America:  Electrical Engineer
  • Elcon Associates:  Junior Electrical Designer
  • Gotion:  Hardware Engineer
  • L3 Combat Propulsion Systems:   Electrical Engineer
  • Ma Labs:  Software Engineer
  • Mentor Graphics: Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Modis Engineering:  Electrical Engineer
  • MSR-FSR:  Field Service Engineer
  • Peak Reliability: Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering-Operations Planning
  • PacifiCorp: Electrical Engineer
  • Rhombus Power: Electronic Systems Engineer
  • Simplex Aerospace:  Electrical Engineer
  • Southwest Research Institute:  Engineer-Research Engineer-Unmanned Vehicles
  • Stang Decision Systems: Electrical Engineer
  • State of Michigan:  Public Utilities Engineer
  • Tillamook People's Utility District:  Engineer-Electrical Engineering
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution:  Electrical Engineer

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Careers Reported by Electrical Engineering Majors on the American Community Survey

The following list of job titles was generated from American Community Survey data. Every year, the federal government surveys 3,000,000 people. This list shows some of the most-often reported careers for people who majored in Electrical Engineering. Please be aware that additional education, internships, or career-related experience may be a prerequisite to some of the careers on this list. The University Career Center provides this list as a tool for generating ideas for exploration. To find a brief description of the following occupations, go to the Standard Occupational Classification system.

  • Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Chief Executives and Legislators
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Civil Engineers
  • Marketing and Sales Managers
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Designers
  • Lawyers and Judges
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Physical Scientists
  • Elementary and Middle School Teachers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Database Administrators
  • Physicians and Surgeons
  • Financial Managers
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Construction Managers
  • Industrial Production Managers

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Resources with Descriptions of Typical Electrical Engineering-Related Roles

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Professional Associations

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