The PathMatch Guide to

Electrical Engineering

A Day in the Life

Electrical Engineers work with applied physics and mathematics to create electrical, electromagnetic, and electronic systems. They are able to work on every step of the engineering process, ranging from conducting research to confirming a system components’ capabilities. Electrical Engineers also complete tasks like running quality assurance tests and evaluating product durability over time.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Moderate experience with microprocessors and microcontrollers 
  • Familiarity with thermal and reliability analysis 
  • Proficiency in programming 
  • Advanced understanding of concepts like Torque, Position and Speed Control
  • Excellent communication and critical-thinking skills 

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.

Example Jobs

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Electrical Engineer
  2. Sr. Electrical Engineer
  3. Electrical Engineering Manager
  4. Director of Electrical Engineering
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Demand for Talent

  • The amount of jobs available for electrical engineers is only projected to grow 4% over the next ten years 
  •  The knowledge and skills that electrical engineers possess can also be applied to variety of different jobs within the technology industry

Compensation

$60K-$100K
Electrical Engineer
$80K-$135K
Sr. Electrical Engineer
$120K-$200K
Electrical Engineering Manager
$200K+
Director of Electrical Engineering

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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