Electronics Engineer

So while the products they design are available to the public, Electronics Engineers perform the low-profile tasks of conducting research and development behind those products.

If you like to tinker with gadgets but shy away from demonstrating your prowess under a bright spotlight, electronics engineering might be a promising career to consider.

Electronics Engineers are responsible for designing and developing electronic equipment – from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS).

The 2012 “Talent Shortage Survey” by ManpowerGroup showed that engineer is the second most difficult position to fill nationwide.

Electronics Engineers must have a Bachelor’s Degree. Practical experience is also valuable when pursuing this career, so cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience, are good preparation as well.

As for salary, engineers in general earn more than many other professions, because they are in high demand.

BOTTOM 10 PERCENT: $58,470
MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY: $91,820
TOP 10 PERCENT: $141,190

*** 5 low-profile careers with high-profile salaries


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