Career after Electrical Engineering : The complete guidance

after electrical engineering

Career after electrical engineering:

So, if you are a guy who has graduated with Electrical Engineering or going to graduate in EE soon and still wondering what to do after graduation, then you are at the right place, my friend. Don’t worry anymore about the career after electrical engineering.

So, many options in your mind? Go for MBA, IT job, apply for a core job, govt job etc.

I will discuss almost all career fields that an Electrical Engineer can go for.

First I will talk about all the jobs that one can go or try for just after graduation, then it later parts I will talk about higher studies options.



career after electrical engineering

I will firstly categorize all electrical engineering jobs according to the roles of an employee, then according to sectors.


According to the role of a job:

1.Design Engineer:

Most of the electrical engineering jobs mainly include designing machinery, network analysis, testing of different equipment, Designing
using cad software.

2.Manufacturing / Maintenance Engineer:

Mainly deals with manufacturing of different types of electrical machinery like transformer, relays, different home appliances. Also include maintenance of these tools and troubleshooting of plants etc.

3.Research Engineer:

It involves mainly research work to improve appliance efficiency or optimization of different tools or machines.

It also includes creating new algorithms for optimization.


According to sector:

1.Public Sector Job:

These jobs are mainly of maintenance type. Recruitments are done majorly through GATE exam.

Although some jobs include research and design work, most of the jobs are of maintenance.

salary: ranges from 50k-70k and growth is almost linear.


Career is very stable with a satisfactory job profile and good pay scale.

Most of the EE graduates that appear on GATE aim for these PSUs.

Competition is very high as no. of vacancies are very less.

2.Govt sector jobs:

Mainly research types of job. Opportunity is very less as only a handful seats are available.

Recruiters: DRSO, ISRO, BARC etc.

Salary: 40-50k and a linear growth.

Most of the recruiters conduct their own entrance test which basically asks technical questions in electrical engineering.

To grab a job in these fields, I would suggest building a deeper understanding of the core subjects from the very beginning.

3.Private sector jobs: 

Different private companies hire fresh EE graduates for different roles.

Salary: low paying of 10k-15k and high paying of 40-45k and growth is linear in primary stages but then goes exponential.


Most of these visits for campus placement only in some reputed colleges.

Otherwise one has to apply directly with their CV.

Another way is to get an internship in these and then they might hire you.



Other kinds of jobs: 

Besides these jobs, there are plenty of job options available for an EE graduate.


IT sector jobs:

If you are one of those proud owners of a job from campus placement, high chances are that you have an IT job. These are the mass recruiters in almost every college.

Big names: TCS, Infosys, CTS, Wipro, Capgemini, Accenture etc.

salary is low in starting phase but growth is somewhat exponential.

But work is monotonous and career is not stable. Even there is a slight risk of getting sacked.


So, if you had a dream of joining the administrative service and you can burn the midnight oil for 2 years, you can sit on the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) which is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The job profile is one of the most prestigious.

Payroll is satisfactory and the amenities provided are impressive.


Banking Jobs:

Like any other graduate, an EE graduate can also apply for different govt or private banks.

Salary varies according to the role.

Entrance exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI clerk is conducted for hiring.

3.State civil service: 

Most states conduct their own civil service examination.

If you are preparing for IAS, you can always sit for the state civil service.

Jobs mainly deals with different public departments like Block Development office, Land and reforms office etc.


Besides all these, there are plenty of govt jobs that any graduate can sit for, so all those are also applicable for EE graduates.



 Higher Studies:

higher studies in electrical engineering
higher studies after engineering

After doing your graduation, you can always opt for post graduation. After electrical engineering, there are a few options for higher study.


With your graduation degree, you can go for a masters in business administration. Some top business school in the country offers a really good education and also high chance of getting placed with a high package. So, MBA is always a very good option if you are a management kind of person.

Masters in technology is another good option to enhance your technical expertise. One has to appear in GATE exam to get into top institutes like IITs and NITs.

If you are confused between these two, then read what to choose: or MBA.


Masters in Science is a degree offered by foreign universities.

A popular exam named GRE is conducted which opens the door to get into the top universities in US, UK, Australia, Singapore and other parts of Europe.


Masters in management is basically MBA in foreign universities. For admission, you have to appear in the English language like TOEFL or IELTS. After that, you have to sit on either GRE or GMAT as per the university requirements.

These are the most popular masters’ plan after engineering.


If you are aware of any other career options, let us know by commenting below.

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