Career Opportunities

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.

Graduate Success Rate

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The Fast Stats listed in the Graduate Success publication is based upon the Career Survey administered by Oregon Tech's Career Services Office for the graduating class of 2013-14. The success rate is calculated as the percentage of survey respondents who are employed or continuing education within six months after graduation. Those who are inactive are not seeking employment for a variety of reasons. Average graduate salaries encompass all alumni within a given discipline. These results are from a survey conducted between December 2014 and January 2015.

The statistics and figures listed within each individual program of this publication are compiled from respondent data over graduation years 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14.