Electrical engineers are responsible for designing, maintaining, implementing, and improving electrical instruments and equipment.
- Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance to design standards.
- Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
- Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
- Supervise and train project staff as needed.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with upper level positions requiring a few years work experience and/or more advanced degrees.
- Some positions go so far as to require a Professional Engineer’s License (P.E.).
- They must be able to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects, and must additionally inspect completed projects to ensure conformance to design standards.
- Sometimes computer aided design (CAD) skills will be required.
- Strong problem solving skills are necessary in order to successfully complete assigned projects.
- Computer programming skills are generally a bonus in these positions.
The pay scale of an electrical engineer ranges between $21,652 – $140,939 and the median being $65,869.