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Career Opportunities for Electrical Engineering graduates

Employers of electrical engineering graduates include:

  • Research and development laboratories
  • Electronic equipment manufacturers
  • Public utilities
  • Colleges and universities
  • Government agencies
  • Medical laboratories and hospitals
  • Electronic equipment distributors
  • Semiconductor companies

This list includes high technology companies such as Advanced Technology and Research Corp., Alyrica Networks, Amtec, Analog Devices, Azad, Black & Veatch, Bonneville Power Administration, Electro Scientific Industries, Epson, FLIR, Gillespie, Prudhon, & Associates Inc., Hewlett Packard, Intel Corporation, Jacobs Engineering, JELD-WEN, Lattice Semiconductor, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Leviton Manufacturing, Matthews International, Maxim Integrated, Mentor Graphics, Microtech Instruments, MSEI/Blotronik, National Instruments, Naval Sea Systems Command, PGE, POWER Engineers, Tektronix, TriQuint Semiconductor, Vanguard EMS, Volt Information, Welch Allyn, Xerox, and others.

Graduates of the electrical engineering program fulfill a wide range of functions within industry. Bachelor degree graduates are currently placed in entry-level engineering positions such as component and system design, field applications, product development, manufacturing engineering, sales or marketing engineering, test engineering and quality control engineering. Starting salaries are typically in the $50,000 to $60,000 a year range, plus benefits.

Graduate Success Rate

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Data are derived from a comprehensive effort among graduates, approximately six months post-graduation. Graduate outcomes were sought from 1,244 graduates with a response rate of 75%, and these data were combined with information collected for the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016. More information regarding the data used is available from Oregon Tech's Career Services.


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