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Electrical Engineering Tops College Majors For a Lucrative Career
Published: June 5, 2013
Many students have grown up hearing that they should study what they love. If you are interested in engineering, Kiplinger recently compiled and rated the best college majors that typically lead to a lucrative career. They analyzed the unemployment rate and salary ranges for the 100 most popular undergraduate majors and Electrical Engineering made the top 10 list.
“Electrical engineering isn’t for the faint of heart or the mathematically challenged. But if you can survive four years of differential equations and circuit theory, you’re on track to make $57,000 a year at your first job. That’s $20,000 more than the median salary for new grads in the top 100 majors. Long-term job growth is modest, with a 10-year projection below the 14% average for all occupations. Still, consistent demand for qualified electrical engineers keeps unemployment in check. Nearly 300,000 electrical engineers design and test components for manufacturers, engineering firms and power plants across the country.”
The Physics and Engineering Department at Eastern Nazarene College provides a number of programs that demand hard work, a serious attitude about academics and individual goals, and a commitment to excellence. Students leave our programs well prepared for the workplace and graduate studies.
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