Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment.
Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.
For the Rural Capital Area
Over the next five years, an average of 59 openings per year are projected for Electrical Engineers.
Employment for Electrical Engineers is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 16.3% between 2022 and 2027.
An average worker in this occupation is paid $53.32/hour. Entry level workers are paid $37.69, while experienced workers are paid $61.14. The median wage is significantly above average regional wages across occupations.
Local Employment Opportunities
There are 559 Electrical Engineers in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 650.
Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally
The top industries employing Electrical Engineers are Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing, and Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services.
The top most significant knowledge categories for Electrical Engineers include Engineering and Technology, Computers and Electronics, and Design.
Educational Attainment Patterns
The most common level of education for Electrical Engineers is Postgraduate degree. 87% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.