There’s no doubt that engineering is a popular career choice in today’s fast-changing world. From technology to manufacturing to the pharmaceutical industry, there are many career paths and industries to explore.

The first step to becoming an engineer is an education. According to the National Science Board, 82.1% of those working in science and engineering (S&E) have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

In order to succeed while studying engineering in a higher education setting, you must have aptitude for calculus, physics, chemistry and general problem solving. Depending on the college or university, there may be a GPA requirement that you must attain and maintain throughout your undergraduate program.

What you may not realize is that an engineering career requires more than math and science skills. Beyond the classroom there are other interpersonal traits that are required to achieve true career success.

For example, communication skills are paramount to an engineer. Due to the project management aspect of many engineering jobs, it is important to be able to articulate situational aspects to other team members and departments within an organization.

Review the infographic below to learn more about the traits required of electrical engineers, and gauge your potential success in S&E: 

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Christine Kilbride is a representative of the Fredericks Company – an industry leading innovator and manufacturer of tilt measurement and vacuum measurement products.

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