Electrical and Electronics Engineering The BLS expects employment of electrical and electronics engineers to grow 6% from 2010 to 2020. Mean salaries are $93,000, with top earners getting $139,000. Employment growth will be tempered by the slow growth or decline of most manufacturing sectors. New growth will largely be in engineering services firms, as more companies cut costs by contracting engineering services rather than directly employing engineers.
As for job prospects, the rapid pace of technological innovation and development will likely drive demand for electrical and electronics engineers in research and development, where their expertise will be needed to develop distribution systems related to new technologies.