Engineers Guide USA
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Electrical and Electronics Engineer Employment

Electrical and electronics engineers held about 294,000 jobs in 2010.

Electrical and electronics engineers worked primarily in engineering services firms, electric power generation, manufacturing, and research and development in 2010:

Architectural, engineering, and related services 22%
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 10%
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 10%
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 7%
Scientific research and development services 5%

Electronics engineers work mostly for the federal government, semiconductor manufacturing, and telecommunications companies. Industries employing the largest number of electronics engineers in 2010 were as follows: 

Federal government, excluding postal service 14%
Wired telecommunications carriers 11%
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 11%
Architectural, engineering, and related services 8%
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing 8%

Electrical and electronics engineers generally work indoors in offices. However, they may visit sites to observe a problem or a piece of complex equipment.

Most of these engineers work full time, and overtime is not uncommon.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition 

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