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Electrical Engineers Career Video

Description: Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.


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Anyone who’s ever experienceda major power outageappreciates just how crucial electricityis to our everyday lives.In our homes and cities….electricity even powers thedevices in our pockets.That’s where electronics andelectrical engineers come in.Electronics engineers design and testelectronic devices…from portable music playersto global positioning systems,and computer hardware.They oversee device production,and may install and maintain it as well.They test satellites, flight systems,and broadcast equipment.Electrical engineers maintain the power gridsthat provide power for the country.They also develop and installelectrical equipment,such as motors, navigation systems,and power generation equipment.Additionally they ensurevehicle electrical systems operate effectively.The work is intricate and demandsgreat attention to detailand problem-solving ability.They must be able to interprettechnical manualsand understand government guidelines.Handling electricity can be dangerous,although following safety regulationsprevents most accidents.These engineers almost always work on teams,so communication skills are essential,especially when talking to peopleunfamiliar with the field.Electrical and electronics engineers must havea bachelor’s degree in the field.The Professional Engineer licenseor graduate education can improve acandidate’s employment prospects.If you’re looking for an empowering career…electrical or electronic engineeringjust might be… a bright idea.