What Can You Do With a Major in Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineering major careers and jobs

With an major in electrical engineering, you will be trained in the areas of electromagnetic energy conversion, electromagnetic fields and electronic materials. Furthermore, you'll have the opportunity to specialize with concentrations in power, control systems, system safety, solid state electronics and materials. Employers appreciate this type of experience in a variety of areas, as evident in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' recent report. According to the bureau, electrical engineers should expect the fastest growth in service-providing industries, where flexibility and a wide range of knowledge are key.

So what can you do with a major in electrical engineering? Many of our electrical engineering majors go on to work in areas of:

  • Circuit design
  • Product design and development
  • Software and hardware engineering
  • Technical writing
  • Research and development

Jobs for electrical engineering majors

Within three months of graduation, nearly 100 percent of Marquette electrical engineering majors are working full time or in graduate school. Recently, our graduates have found jobs at places like:

  • Caterpillar
  • Eaton Corp.
  • GE Healthcare
  • Hamilton Sundstrand
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • Milwaukee Electric Tool
  • Motorola
  • Rockwell Automation
  • SBC Communications
  • WE Energies

Additional resources for careers in electrical engineering