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Electrical Engineering
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Electrical engineering is the largest of all the engineering disciplines. Electrical engineers are concerned with electrical devices and systems and with the use of electrical energy.

Meet an electrical engineer: Tiffany Ann Clute

Education
Anyone interested in pursuing a career in electrical engineering must have computer skills. For most entry-level positions, such as testers and data collectors, an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering is sufficient. But for those interested in progressing further, an MS or Ph.D. is necessary. Most colleges require courses in computers, physics, chemistry, biology, math, and statistics.

Fast Facts
Number of people in profession: 349,000*
Percentage male: 90
Percentage female: 10
Average hours per week: 45
Average starting salary: $39,800
Average salary after five years: $70,000
Average salary after 10 to 15 years: $90,000

People You Will Work With
Computer programmers, electricians, production managers, technicians

* Based on a 1999 National Science Foundation survey


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