Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Make a Difference

A Typical Day

  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
  • Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes.

Recommended Credentials

Bachelor’s Degree

Education & Training

Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.


Northwest Lower Michigan


Engineering Certificate/Associates Degree -

  • NMC (has articulation agreements with several other 4-year programs in Michigan)

Elsewhere in Michigan


Explore This Career

Try it before you buy it!

See if your school has a robotics/engineering team, and consider joining. Or look at one of the educational programs available in the local advantage pathway.

The Local Advantage Learning Pathway

Pathway 2

Get a local Associates Degree or Engineering Certificate - 

Pathway 3

Transfer from NMC to one of the universities it has an articulation agreement with.


Sample Employers in Our Region

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Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.


Sample Job Titles...

  • Materials processing managers
  • Project managers
  • Robotics engineers
  • System developers
  • Biomedical engineers
  • Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer

Hear It From The Pros

10-Year Job Growth Projections

10-County Region

Employed Regionally

In 2019

Wage Range & Median 10-County Region


Annual Hires Regionally

In 2019

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Sample Career Pathways

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Diagram of Paths To and From Other Careers for Electrical Engineer

Real World Career Pathways

It doesn't have to be a straight shot! Hear from people who have taken unique pathways.