Electrical engineering? But isn't it risky to mess around with electricity?

Vintage Vhs GIF by vhspositive Not at all! Electrical engineers work really hard to make the best possible use of electricity while maintaining safety precautions. 

How Do Electrical Engineers Contribute?

Electrical engineers design, develop, and test different electrical devices.

Need an example?

Take a look around. Most of the electronic devices around us were developed by electrical engineers at some stage of their production.

The Job Responsibilities

Electrical engineers are usually responsible for:

  • Operating computer software to perform engineering design.

  • Collaborating with engineers, customers, and others to discuss current and potential projects.

  • Designing, supervising, or improving electrical instruments and equipment.

  • Preparing reports for ongoing or future electrical engineering projects.

Challenging and Fun - Perfect way to sum up the job of an electrical engineer. Challenging and fun: the perfect way to sum up the job of an electrical engineer!


Dwight is starting his bachelor's degree next summer in electrical engineering. Which of the following skills should he develop if he wants to build his career in this domain?

Where Can You Get Work As An Electrical Engineer?

Research Facility

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  • Developing novel electronic devices.

  • Implementing research methods in engineering projects.

Power Station

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  • Supervising power station equipment to ensure maximum performance.

  • Conducting surveys on user experience and taking action.

You Will Love It if....

  • You enjoy doing challenging tasks, such as making decisions during an emergency situation.

  • You love to think outside the box.

  • You enjoy working in a team.

  • You're passionate about making a change in the industry.

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Look For Another Career Path If...

  • You don't enjoy performing calculations.

  • You don't like working with computers for most of the day at work.

  • You hate field work (electrical engineers often need to visit project locations).

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But Will It Pay The Bills?

Flaticon Icon In Canada, the average salary for an electrical engineer is $70,215 CAD.

Flaticon Icon In the USA, the average salary for an electrical engineer is $76,619 USD.

Take Action

Take a moment and think. Do you enjoy the following activities?

If yes, then look no further! You will love working as an electrical engineer.

If not, there are plenty of other career options to choose from!

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