On the Job


Microchips are embedded in everything from toasters to telephones, so many industries need computer engineers.

Computer engineers are needed at computer and/consumer electronics manufacturers such as Apple Inc., Canon, Hitachi, and Hewlett-Packard); telecoms such as Verizon and Qualcomm; supercomputer makers such as IBM and Cray; software giants like Microsoft and Oracle; solar energy providers such as SunEdison; and computer-game companies like Electronic Arts. Of course, Google, the ubiquitous provider of web-based services, certainly hires them, too -- indeed, cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are computer engineers. Find out more about computer engineering.