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Electrical engineering salary guide: How much can you make?

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Electrical engineers design and oversee the development of electrical equipment. They create new technologies and improve existing devices, adhering to client and end-user needs, building codes, and safety standards. Advancements in technology have helped create a growing demand for electrical engineers. Much of the growth has occurred in the professional, scientific, and technical service fields. Electrical engineers also work in power generation, manufacturing, and research and development.


Entry-level mechanical engineering jobs: What am I qualified for?

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Entry-level mechanical engineering jobs fit individuals who want to know more about the field. If you have a degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline, getting a mechanical engineering job helps you gain valuable experience. An entry-level job also gives you insight into mechanical engineering if you're looking to get a degree or make a career change. Identifying what kind of job you want and whether or not you meet the qualifications can be difficult. Here's what you need to know about landing an entry-level mechanical engineering job, what positions are available to you, and how to take the next steps.


What do electrical engineers do?

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Many prospective students wonder, "What do electrical engineers do?" These professionals design, improve, and manufacture electrical equipment and applications. Growth in technological innovations and the sophistication of consumer electronics should drive demand for electrical engineers in the future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the addition of more than 20,000 new electrical and electronics engineers between 2020 and 2030. Here, we explore this promising field in detail, highlighting the field's requirements and lifestyle.


2022's top online electrical engineering master's degrees

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Online master's in electrical engineering programs prepare graduates for lucrative roles as electrical and electronic engineers. Many are designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers while earning full-time. Electrical engineering jobs focus on manufacturing and installing electrical power equipment, while electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a median annual salary for electrical engineers of $100,830 and $107,540 for electronics engineers. These professionals can specialize in aerospace, bioengineering, computer hardware, and more.


These Are The College Degrees That Earn The Highest Salaries

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With student loans reaching an all-time high, it's no surprise that many are now questioning whether their education is worth the expense. The average 2015 college graduate completed their education with 35,051 in student loan debt, according to a study by Edvisor, and a survey by Salary.com While not all degrees are created equal, and you can always find a career in a field you didn't major in, certain degrees are a better bet for students looking for the highest return on their education investment. In fact, a 2015 report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce estimated that the difference in lifetime wages between the highest- and lowest-paying college majors is about 3.4 million. While some of the highest-paying tech employers have expressed an interest in hiring non-STEM graduates, science, technology, engineering, and math degrees still dominate the top 10 and much of the remaining top 50.