Electrical Engineers


Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.
Also called: Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley Microstation
    Development environment software
  • Integrated development environment IDE software
  • National Instruments LabVIEW

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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