DESCRIPTION “Electrical engineers design, and evaluate the manufacture, testing, installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical and electronic components, equipment and systems. ”1 Electrical engineers work with an array of equipment and machinery, such as transformers, switches, electrical appliances and types of generators, and are considered in fields involving communications, radar, aerospace guidance, medical and biomedical research and computers.
ENVIRONMENT Precision is a very regarded value for an electrical engineer. The se of hands on techniques and a vast knowledge of mathematics makes for the engineer to be very detailed in his or her work. Must be creative and initiating, and must be perspective in dealing with work and the communication of others. Must have a feel for science and technicality. Work is mostly done indoors in offices, labs, and factories. Teamwork is essential, as work is often compared with others. Since technology is expanding as time goes on, a continuing education is a must. Computers are used often to learn applications and techniques.
PAY AND OUTLOOK Pay varies depending on education, experience, and your place of employment. “Starting salaries range from $805 to $3,810 per month. Experience will land you from $1,295 to $4,980 per month, and top ranges $1,510 to $5,199 per month. (California pay) Starting salaries for national outlook are $2,000 to $3,175, experience $3,700 to $4,965, and top can be $4,400 to $8,800 per month. ”1 Little change in growth is predicted for California in the years to come. Opportunities are higher for those who can maintain a technological dge. competition is relevant in the job market. On a national level, faster than average growth is expected in future years.
PREPARATION “A bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, electronics, or physics from a school accredited by the engineer’s Council for Professional development is the best preparation for thisfield. ”2 A aster’s degree is highly recommended. A keen knowledge of math, physical sciences, and engineering principles is needed. A knowledge of tools, machinery and electrical equipment lso helps. Related occupations include electrical safety engineers. They differ in that they perform safety investigations to detect unsafe conditions. Also related are fiber-optic engineers, inventors, and highway electrical engineers.
MY VIEW I researched this field because I have a high interest in math and science, and I am always interested in how things work and function. I like how engineering is an exact concept. I like precision and accuracy, and how the jobs are hands on and are never repetitive.
The ay is good and livable, and you do not have to spend an eternity going to school. This field does require constant thinking, so headaches may occur often. Much math and science needs to be learned, and science is sometimes complex, because, well, it’s science. It is always being studied, and at times cannot be explained easily. Patience must be a virtue in dealing with science, and my patience sometimes runs short. I guess I would have to learn more. I consider that there are more advantages than not. I have always excelled at ath, and most math is pretty simple to me. I am always analyzing occurrences, so many of the characteristics that fall under this field can relate to my personality.
After researching this field, I would highly consider going into this field, and also believe that this field would offer stability, rewards, and a sense of self. I would take pride in achieving a task in which I had a lot of involvement with. I am glad I was able to research this field, as I have gained much knowledge and understanding of what electrical engineering is about.