Continuing Education: 21%
Average Graduate Salary: $54,000
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 includes the high technology companies of the Pacific NW such as Intel, Tektronix, Hewlett Packard, MAXIM, Biotronik, Daktronics, Georgia Pacific, Radio Design, Maxim Semiconductor, Lattice Semiconductors, Creedence, Mentor Graphics and InFocus, and government agencies such as Sandia National Laboratories.
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.