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Electricity provides the spark of modern life. Accordingly, there are wide-ranging opportunities in this field.

The many industries that employ electrical engineers include: power companies such as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and First Energy Corp., microchip makers like Intel, and AMD; defense contractors such as General Dynamics and Raytheon; fuel-cell manufacturers such as Ballard Power Systems, and Delphi Corp.; computer-aided design software makers like Dassault Systemes and Autodesk; and consumer electronics companies such as Sony, Samsung, and Toshiba. Find out more about electrical engineering.