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Electrical Engineering Overview - Preparation - Industries - Day In The Life -Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations 

Career Path Forecast
elecengAccording to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, electrical engineers are expected to have employment growth of 2 percent between 2008 and 2018. Although strong demand for electrical devices -- including electric power generators, wireless phone transmitters, high-density batteries, and navigation systems -- should spur job growth, international competition and the use of engineering services performed in other countries will limit employment growth.

Electrical engineers working in firms providing engineering expertise and design services to manufacturers should have better job prospects.

Electronics engineers, on the other had, are expected to experience little to no employment change over the same projections decade. Although rising demand for electronic goods -- including communications equipment, defense-related equipment, medical electronics, and consumer product -- should continue to increase demand for electronics engineers, foreign competition in electronic products development and the use of engineering services performed in other countries will limit employment growth. Growth is expected to be fastest in service-providing industries -- particularly in firms that provide engineering and design services.




Note: Some resources in this section are provided by IEEE and the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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