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Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Work Environment

Electrical and electronics engineers usually work in offices while planning research studies and designing electronic systems. They may work outdoors when overseeing the installation of new equipment.

  • Military Status

    Officer, Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $80,378

Overview

Electrical and electronics engineers supervise and coordinate the research, design, development, testing, procurement, modification, and repair of electrical and electronics equipment. These systems include radar, data systems, electronic warfare devices, and electronic components of missile weapons systems. Electrical and electronics engineers also manage the personnel and equipment involved in installing and maintaining this equipment.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

Electrical and electronics engineers typically have a degree in engineering. Job training for electrical and electronics engineers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include:

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in engineering concepts and principles
  • Interest in planning and directing research projects
  • Interest in working with mathematical formulas

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