Working As An Engineer For Electrical Engineering

1047 Words Nov 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Working as an engineer is much different than training to be an engineer, unlike school, there is no typical day. Typically, engineers work in office buildings, laboratories, or industrial plants, but others work outdoors at construction sites, oil exploration and production sites. In outdoor sites, engineers usually monitor, direct operations, or solve on-site problems. Some engineers travel extensively to plants or work-sites in their area and abroad. Having investigated a career in electrical engineering, I have learned some information that I did not know before and made the decision of pursuing a career in electrical engineering based on research and interview answers.
Many engineers work a standard 40-hour week, but at times deadlines or design standards may bring extra pressure to a job, requiring engineers to work longer hours. Although extra pressure can be uncomfortable, for many engineers the pay is worth the long hours. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "The median annual wage for electrical engineers was $87,920 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $56,490, and the top 10 percent earned more than $136,690 (Statistics)”. This means that an electrical engineer can earn as much as $136,690 in his or her career. That extra pressure in the field can lead to a raise for the hard work and dedication an engineer…
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