I was wondering if anyone could suggest additional Industry Certifications that one should get as an Electrical Engineer. You kno, skills that aren't that focused in school but have a niche in the industry that can be a great career choice.
Any ideas? thanks!
One of the best things any engineer can get is an FE, and PE certification. FE stands for Fundamentals of Engineering and PE stands for Proffesional Engineering. Most colleges or Universities will offer to pay for these certifications and most engineers get their FE shortly after graduating.
PE certificates are given after 2+ years of working in industry after aquiring the FE certificate.
If you are going into power distribution these are two excellent certificates to get.
Let me just ask, is PE field specific for the 2+ years of working experience, or it can be from any field and just the number of years is important?
How about additional skill certificates? Like I have a friend in IT who has a lot of company certificates like from Cisco and Microsot, anything like that?
PE certification varies per state. I've added a helpful link to look at below. A 4 year degree is a little bit more prestigous than certifications. (Current industy seems to favor degrees over certifications). As an EE major, you shouldn't need any certifications as you spend 4-5 years studying general electrical engineering properties. Around your junior/senior year you can be a little more specific in your study.
In my experience in industry, you shouldn't need any certificates for EE unless it happens to be something you want. They don't hurt your resume either .