Industries & Professions /
Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The demand for electrical and electronics engineers fluctuates with changes in the economy. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, many companies that produced defense products suffered from cutbacks in defense orders and, as a result, made reductions in their engineering staffs. However, opportunities in defense-related fields may improve, as there is a growing trend toward upgrading existing aircraft and weapons systems. In addition, the increased use of electronic components in automobiles and increases in computer and telecommunications production require a high number of skilled engineers. Opportunities for electrical and electronics engineers are expected to undergo little or no change through 2018, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Although demand for electronics should increase, competition from foreign countries will tend to limit job growth for electrical and electronics engineers in the United States.
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