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WIRELESS ENGINEERING

Wireless engineers provide the technical foundation needed to develop and operate the wireless world of cell phones, mobile computing, industrial and defense automation, emergency and security services, global positioning systems, and medical monitors. 

Auburn Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Auburn Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

SAMPLE JOB TITLES

Systems Architect
Minimum Education: B.W.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $44K - $93K
Average Entry Level Salary: $65K

Wireless Communications Engineer
Minimum Education: B.W.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $63K - $106K
Average Entry Level Salary: $80K

Software Developer
Minimum Education: B.W.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $50K - $96K
Average Entry Level Salary: $68K

Radio Frequency Engineer
Minimum Education: B.W.E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $63K - $100K
Average Entry Level Salary: $80K

Antenna Design Engineer
Minimum Education: B.W. E.
Entry Level Salary Range: $58K - $105K
Average Entry Level Salary: $75K

Salary ranges and averages refer to entry level roles in the United States provided by Glassdoor.com and PayScale.com.

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RECRUITING COMPANIES

  • AT&T
  • Agilent
  • ADTRAN
  • Cisco
  • Equifax
  • IBM
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Notora
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Qualcomm
  • Synapse Wireless
  • Verizon

This list is a sampling of companies, not reflective of all organizations who recruit AU Wireless Engineers.

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society

BUILD YOUR RESUME

Your Career Roadmap

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Develop key Career Readiness skills
  • Join professional student organizations such as ACM or others of interest to you
  • Volunteer for engineering and campus events such as E-Day and BEST robotics
  • Get to know alumni and professionals in your area of career interest
  • Attend the Engineering and Technology Career Fair and/or the Graduate and Professional School Fair
  • Gain experience through internships, co-op, study abroad, volunteer opportunities, and/or part-time jobs
  • Gain research experience by working on faculty projects or as a student employee