Learn about and work with technology related to electricity generation, delivery, and use.
Electrical/power engineers make a big difference in the world of energy by working to assure that electric energy is generated and delivered reliably and efficiently while advancing environmental quality improvements. They help customers use electric energy to meet their needs economically. Electrical/power engineers are also driving the technologies of the future. For example, electrical/power engineers will make possible the greater use of wind, solar, and other new generating technologies.
Electrical/Power Engineer Skills:
- Learn about and work with technology related to electricity generation, delivery, and use.
- Turn the concerns, hopes, and desires of others into clear problem statements that can be solved using technology.
- Work to improve knowledge of and ability to use computers, mathematics, and electrical/power technologies.
Electrical/Power Engineers also need to:
- Communicate effectively verbally and through writing.
- Have integrity and follow the standards of the company and engineering profession.
- Understand the importance of hard work and have a positive attitude.
- Anticipate what needs to be done and take action.
- Work cooperatively with others.
- Identify and solve problems in a systematic way.
An entry-level engineer needs a Bachelor of Science in Engineering or the equivalent. To view a list of available degree programs in your area, use the Get Into Energy Training Program Locator.
Average Annual Electrical Engineer Salary: $95,060
From O*NET. Will vary depending on geographic location.