An electrical engineer can be employed in a variety of engineering industries: aerospace, automotive, chemical, construction, defense, electronics, consumer goods, marine, materials & metals, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, power generation, rail, telecoms, and utilities. They work for corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
A large part of an electrical engineer's day involves project management, such as meeting with clients, determining budgets, and preparing project schedules. Supervising the work of other professionals, such as computer programmers, electricians, scientists, and other engineers, is also required at times. A typical work week is 40 hours, although there may be overtime involved to meet deadlines.