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How to Determine if an Electrical Engineering Career is Right for You

Many people start off their university experience in one of three ways:

  1. Having no idea what career they want to pursue
  2. Having a general idea of what interests them, but not sure what career that leads to
  3. Having known since they were young exactly what they wanted to do

You likely fall into one of these categories, so we’re here to help you determine if an electrical engineering career is for you. Each career path and field has its own set of nuances, and here are a few you should know about electrical engineering.
Electrical Engineering Careers

Basic areas of interests should include math, applied sciences, physics, computer science, design, and electronics. Another interest needs to be working in teams. An electrical engineering career is made up of working as a team to complete projects, and if that is not something that you’re interested in, this is likely not the best career for you. Electrical engineers are also heavily involved in communications with team members, management, and clients. They are also required to understand basic business concepts, such as budgets and how to fulfill managerial roles. As an electrical engineer, you will not only be responsible for creating solutions, but you will also need to evaluate the performance of your solutions to determine if they are working efficiently or if there are better modifications that can be made.

These are just a few of the specifications of electrical engineering careers. If reading this description of the field interests you and seems to fit your personality, then maybe this is something you should pursue. You would likely be happy in a variety of different careers if these are your interests, but electrical engineering can be such an exciting and progressive field to work in. Do what you’re passionate about, and it will lead to success.