Career Opportunities

Graduate Success

BSEE graduates from Oregon Tech have a track record of success in rewarding engineering careers. Within six months of graduation, 95% of BSEE graduates are employed, or admitted to graduate school. Electrical engineers are not only highly respected, they are also highly paid. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a median annual wage for electrical engineers of $84,540 in May 2010.



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, and semiconductor companies,among others. Typical employers of Oregon Tech BSEE graduates include the high technology companies of the Pacific NW such as:
Intel TriQuint Maxim
Tektronix LTX-Credence Hewlett Packard
Biotronik Lattice Semiconductor Mentor Graphics
Lattice Semiconductor Daktronics Sandia National Labs


Job Titles

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. A quick search of these and similar titles on should give you a better idea of who might hire electrical engineers, where the jobs are, and the kinds of work these engineers do. To learn more about salaries for different types of engineering jobs, go to


You can find more information about career opportunities for electrical engineers by looking at the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the US Department of Labor.

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