As an elctronics engineer, you could work with telecommunications, computers, navigation systems, electronic circuits or avionics. You could work on a multi-disciplinary team or as a project leader. Your job would be to design, produce and maintain electronic apparatus. As A specialist in electric power, you could help design a generating, transmission or distribution system, or supervise its operation and maintenance. electrical power engineers work mainly in utilities and in the communications and transportation industries.
WHAT YOU NEED:
More than half of electrical engineers have university degrees in this or related fields, only a small percentage have diplomas from community colleges or technology institutes. The four-year university course can sometimes be completed through a CO-OP program. After completeing a degree, you would work for two years before registering with a provincial engineering association, an important step since many jobs require professional engineering status. As your experience grows, you might move from "hands-on" engineering to management.
$52,000 to $58,000