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Earn Your Online PhD Electrical Engineering Degree Now!

written by: •edited by: Sarah Malburg•updated: 8/30/2013

Want to further your career opportunities? Read on and learn about online PhD electrical engineering degrees available from the comfort of your own home. The best engineering jobs will be accessible to you, and you can achieve better professional and income levels.

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    Study While You Work

    If you are looking for advancement in the field of electrical engineering but lack a higher educational degree, consider the option of Working and Studying obtaining your PhD online. Online PhD electrical engineering degrees have become more popular for those who are busy and working but want to advance. Do not let jobs in electrical engineering pass you by when you hold the key to your own success.

    Those in the field of electrical engineering are members of a busy, hardworking profession. Because of this, working toward your higher degree online holds many advantages. You will find that today's programs are flexible, individualized, and allow you to study at your own pace. This set-up works perfectly for student who is already holding down a job but wants to improve.

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    Where to Obtain a Degree

    Schools that offer this advanced degree through online study include the Atlantic International University (AIU) and MUST University. AIU is a major player in the realm of online learning; however, its degrees are not accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are interested in a U.S. Department of Education-accredited program, then MUST University is the way to go. MUST University is accredited by the International Accreditation Organization (IAO). Both programs offer unique and affordable programs that may suit your needs.

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    Common Coursework

    The following are some common courses encountered while pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering:

    • Power/Control Systems
    • System Design
    • Communication/Operating Systems
    • Electrophysics
    • Circuit Analysis

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    Job Opportunities and Salary

    According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of engineering encompasses many types of employment. Having your PhD in electrical engineering widens your options in this field. In addition to jobs working with electric power and computer and communication systems, many engineers are involved in research and development projects both on a government and a private industry level. Their records indicate that a starting salary for a PhD level is around $75,900.

    Take the time to further research these online opportunities and develop a professional development plan. Obtaining a PhD in electrical engineering is a positive move toward earning the career of your dreams.

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