Overall employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Job growth for electrical and electronics engineers is projected to occur largely in engineering services firms, as more companies are expected to tap the expertise of engineers in this industry for projects involving electronic devices and systems. These engineers also will remain in demand to develop sophisticated consumer electronics.
The median annual wage for electrical engineers was $95,060 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $60,250, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $150,340.
Positions Held by Recent Graduates:
- Electronic Engineering Technologist
- Systems Analyst
- Instrumentation Engineer
- Technical Writer
- Maintenance Engineer
- Control Technician
- Plant Engineer
- Electronics Technician
- Production Engineer
- Quality Control Engineer
- Technical Sales Representative
- Technical Sales Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Controls Engineer
- Application Engineer
- Test Engineer
- Wind Turbine Manufacturing Engineer
- Component Failure Analyst
- Electrical Systems Project Engineer