Industries & Professions /
Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Electrical and electronics engineers must have a solid educational background, and the discipline requires a clear understanding of practical applications. To prepare for college, high school students should take classes in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, word processing, English, and social studies. According to Tom Busch, business classes are also a good idea. "It wouldn't hurt to get some business understanding—and computer skills are tremendously important for engineers, as well," he says. Students who are planning to pursue studies beyond a bachelor of science degree will also need to take a foreign language. It is recommended that students aim for honors-level courses.
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