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Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree

Why a degree in electrical engineering?

Electrical engineers wear many hats today, thanks to the wide range of fields that call on their expertise. With communications, computers, networking and systems playing key roles in the operations of virtually all businesses, electrical engineers are critical to maintaining and developing the systems that support our society.

Career opportunities for electrical engineers include jobs such as the following:

  • Communications equipment design
  • Electric power generation and distribution
  • Electronics
  • Image and signal processing systems
  • Instrumentation design
  • Design and development of renewable energy sources
  • Optical and laser system design
  • Robotics design
  • Sensor design

Additionally, electrical engineers generally enjoy solid earning potential. Electrical engineering majors had median earnings of $85,000 in 2011, according to a report from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, making them one of the top-earning majors for bachelor's degree holders.

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University of Nevada, Reno
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