Entry-Level Electrical Engineering Jobs: Salary & Job Description

There are several engineering and technician positions available in the field of electrical engineering for those with sufficient educational background but no related work experience. Learn about some of the jobs, their median salaries and training requirements.

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Entry-Level Electrical Engineering Career Options

Electrical engineering is a field that offers several entry-level positions that involve a range of electronics and electrical equipment. These careers vary greatly in their job duties, but typically do not require any on-the-job training or prior work experience. Find out about a few of the entry-level electrical engineering jobs below.

Job Title Median Salary (2016)* Job Growth (2016-2026)*
Electrical Engineers $94,210 9%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $62,190 2%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters $59,970 7%
Electro-Mechanical Technicians $55,610 4%
Electronics Engineers (Except Computer) $99,210 4%

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Career Information for Entry-Level Electrical Engineering Jobs

Electrical Engineers

Electrical engineers are not required to have related work experience or any on-the-job training to work with different pieces of electrical equipment. These professionals may design new electrical products or work to improve old ones and test different manufacturing processes, product specifications and other factors to find out what makes the best product. Electrical engineers also work to resolve any issues that arise with electrical products and are often required to work within a strict budget and/or timeframe. They need a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a related field of engineering, and although it is not required, any practical work experience through internships and other opportunities is valuable.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians do not need prior work experience or on-the-job training to assist electrical and/or electronics engineers. They help the engineers create a wide range of electrical and electronic equipment by building and testing prototypes. These technicians help to problem-solve any issues or malfunctions in the product they are testing and may adjust, replace or repair pieces of equipment as needed. A position as an electrical and electronics engineering technician usually requires an associate's degree in electrical or electronics engineering technology.

Electrical and Electronics Drafters

Electrical and electronics drafters do not need work experience or on-the-job training to create technical drawings for electrical and electronics engineers. Electrical drafters create wiring diagrams that carefully explain how to properly install and maintain electrical systems and equipment in various kinds of buildings. Electronics drafters also create wiring diagrams, but for computers and other electronics, as well as diagrams for circuit boards and instructions for repairs. Electrical and electronics drafters usually earn a certificate or associate's degree in drafting with a specialization in their respective field.

Electro-Mechanical Technicians

Electro-mechanical technicians are not required to have any work experience in a related job or any on-the-job training. These technicians operate and test a wide range of electromechanical equipment, including robotic or automated machinery, using test instruments to check parts for the correct dimensions and any defects. They carefully record their findings and make any necessary changes or repairs to allow the equipment to work properly. Electro-mechanical technicians must hold a certificate or associate's degree, usually in electronic or mechanical technology.

Electronics Engineers

Like electrical engineers, electronics engineers are not required to have prior work experience or any on-the-job training. These engineers specialize in creating different electronic components and systems based on customers' needs and specifications. They design, test and repair these systems, software and products and ensure that they meet all of the current safety standards and regulations. Electronics engineers need a bachelor's degree in electronics or electrical engineering or a related field, and experience is not required, but may be beneficial.

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