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Entry Level Electronic Engineer Prior Military

Entry Level Electronic Engineer Prior Military

Entry Level Electronic Engineer Prior Military

Let me start out by saying that my career field for the last 5 years has been calibration and troubleshooting/repair of electronic equipment in the US Air Force.  I will be finishing my BSEET in May of 2009.  

My question is do I look for entry level engineering positions even though I will have 6 years experience in electronic calibration and troubleshooting/repair?  Also, will engineering employers take my experience into consideration?


RE: Entry Level Electronic Engineer Prior Military

Depends on the job.  If you don't mind traveling, there are a few large companies out there in the power industry that would snap you up and place you (after training) in a non entry level position.  Of course you might replace working for one general to another General of a totally different type, if you catch my drift.

RE: Entry Level Electronic Engineer Prior Military

When I started the BSEET degree, I did not know that there was that much of a difference between BSEET and BSEE.  I would rather be hands on and troubleshoot.  Is there anyone out there that could help me out with a good starting salary for a BSEET with 6 years experience in Calibration and repair/troubleshooting?

RE: Entry Level Electronic Engineer Prior Military

As I say, it depends on the job.  But I think if you want to work in the field in the power industry approx $70K+ OT would not be unreasonable.  BSEET no problem.  This is also about what they are paying plant I&C techs depending on location.

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