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:
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.