If your eyes light up at the thought of a career working with electronics, a degree in Electrical Engineering may be
a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Electrical Engineering students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's
degree (6-7 years). An associate degree is usually obtained in two years and is less expensive per semester than a
bachelor's degree. In this field, an associate degree typically leads to employment as an Electrical and Electronics
Engineering Technician while someone earning a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering typically goes on to
become an Electrical and Electronics Engineer. Master's degrees usually lead to management positions.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework
helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Experience working with electronics through a job or
an extracurricular club/organization is also highly valued. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it
important for you to explore several options before settling on a school.
Career Opportunities After Earning An Electrical Engineering Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Electrical Engineering include:
- Electrical and Electronics Engineer
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Electrical and Electronics Engineer was
$101,250 in 2019 while Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians earned a median salary of $65,260 in 2019.
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and
employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not
offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.