Category Archive: Engineering Careers Articles

The Role of Electrical and Computer Engineers in Cybersecurity

23 June, 2021

Despite the growing number of cybersecurity threats businesses and government agencies face, many organizations still don’t have the tools or trained personnel to keep up. In 2019, hackers exposed personal information of customers at major companies like Capital One and T-Mobile, ransomware targeted more than 50 U.S. cities, and supply …

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Careers as an Electronics Engineer vs. Electrical Engineer

19 June, 2021

Electrical and electronics engineers are often at the forefront of modern technology together. In a 2018 US Black Engineer and Information Technology article, Dr. Michael Spencer notes that we have reached the practical limits of how small we can make semiconductors. The problem isn’t that we can’t make them smaller …

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Top Skills for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

14 June, 2021

While the work of electronics and electrical engineers often overlaps, there are key differences in the scope of these two fields. As a result, there are also differences in the skills each field prioritizes, particularly when considering earning potential. This article provides a summary of the top five skills for …

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Career Outlook

2 June, 2021

We’ve seen incredible advances in the most sophisticated software in the world over the past few years, with major breakthroughs such as artificial intelligence beating humans at poker and some of the first publicly available virtual reality studios. As impressive as these applications are, the hardware and systems that make …

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Careers in Mining, Geological, Geophysical, and Metallurgical Engineering

20 May, 2021

In today’s world of high-speed international transactions and data-driven innovation, it can be easy to overlook the wealth beneath our feet. Nonetheless, mineral extraction remains a cornerstone of the national and global economies. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, mines nationwide produced about $82.2 billion in materials in 2018. The …

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Master’s in Industrial Engineering vs. MBA

14 May, 2021

Some of the most significant business innovations happen on the production line. In manufacturing facilities, Internet of Things devices collect data that reveal valuable insights related to operations, materials and other key factors to enable more efficient processes. Increasingly smart, versatile, and affordable robots have become integral to applications from …

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