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What do electrical engineering graduates do?

Electrical engineers are involved in channeling natural resources into uses for man such as heating, lighting, home appliances, transportation, and communication. They are primarily concerned with the processes of generation, transmission, transformation, control, and utilization of energy or information.

Recent Missouri S&T graduates with advanced degrees (MS, or PhD) have been employed in a wide variety of organizations and industries including but not limited to: Intel, Micron Technology, Hewlett Packard, Caterpillar, Motorola, Adtran, NCR, Sun, Guidant, Boeing, Tellabs, and the U. S. Air Force.

A recent salary survey* conducted by IEEE yielded the following median salaries as a function of degree for engineers working in their primary area of technical competence.

PhD: Approximately $102,000 per year

Master's Degree: Approximately $95,000 per year

BS Degree: Approximately $83,000 per year

Note that the data for this survey came from a cross section of IEEE members and therefore includes both new hires and individuals with many years of experience. These median salaries should not be interpreted as median starting salaries. This data also includes members from many different geographic areas across the U.S. and includes individuals working in many different types of industries.

* IEEE-USA Salary & Fringe Benefit Survey - 2001 Edition, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Piscataway, NJ., 2001.

 

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