Electrical Engineering

1945 Words Sep 29th, 1999 8 Pages
Electrical Engineering Work Performed Electrical Engineers research, develop, design, and test electronic components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, and scientific applications (Cosgrove 749). They are concerned with devices that use small amounts of electricity that make up electronic components such as integrated circuits and microprocessors. By applying principles and techniques of electronic engineering they design, develop, and manufacture products such as computers, telephones, radios, and stereo systems (EGOE, 121). Electrical engineers touch everyone lives through the things they have designed or created. Electrical engineers have invented the lights in your house, the television, the …show more content…
They set up a manufacturing plan for the product their company will be making (Kunz 12).

Field Service engineers work between the manufacturer and the consumer by installing the product for consumers and by helping them with any technical support they may need (Kunz 12). The specialties that one can commit to in engineering can vary significantly. For example, they can include acoustics, signal processing, lasers, robotics, electromagnetic compatibility, geosciences & remote sensing, or even vehicular technology (Stine 300). Work Environment Most electrical engineers work in private industries such as television or telegraph companies (BLS 5). Others are hired by the federal government for military, space programs or through engineering firms (BLS 5). Others work on a contract basis where they are self-employed, and work independently as contractors or consultants (BLS 5).

Electronic engineers work mainly in a comfortable indoor environment usually in their offices and at their desks (Kunz 14). Engineers who are involved in research and design also work in specially developed laboratories where they can conduct experiments and test their products. These laboratories have a lot of high tech equipment that allow engineers to create a new product and test it so that it could be used for a solution in real world problems. Engineers who are involved in production spend most of their time in production
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