MBTI® Test ENTJ Electrical Engineers

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Investigative, Realistic (IR)

Knowing your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type and applying this to your career search can help you capitalize on your strengths to find a career that will leave you fulfilled and more inline for success. Hammer (1996) notes that MBTI test ENTJ’s have strong organizational and analytical skills, and enjoy having the opportunity to make decisions that have a long-range impact. These characteristics, among others, often make Myers-Briggs test ENTJ’s a good fit as electrical engineers.

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Electrical engineers are responsible for the design, development, and installation of electrical networks, equipment, and components in a variety of different sectors, including private, commercial, military, and scientific or research organizations. This may involve preparing technical drawings, blueprints, or topographical maps of areas as small as a particular unit or as large as an entire city. These plans must conform to the requirements and needs of their clients. In order to do this, electrical engineers may work with other engineers, customers, clients, or government agencies, to develop an optimal strategy. Once they come up with a plan, electrical engineers need to provide the necessary specifications for purchasing materials and equipment, and implement their developed initiative. Often, implementation requires a large team of people from a variety of backgrounds, which electrical engineers need to coordinate successfully. After projects are completed, electrical engineers compile and deliver reports, write user manuals, or quality-check installation. In some cases, electrical engineers may also need to handle customer complaints or investigate inconsistencies in data and implementation.

Being a successful electrical engineer involves the use of a variety of different kinds of tools and softwares. Electrical engineers need to be able to use a variety of different kinds of laboratory equipment, including evaporators, semiconductor process systems, spectrometers, furnaces, and more. They also need to be familiar with a range of different kinds of software, such as MATLAB, database software like Microsoft Access, and development environment software like Microsoft Visual Basic and Verilog are absolutely necessary. Finally, most electrical engineering positions require a level of component oriented development software competence. This may involve programming languages like Microsoft Visual C++, Perl, Java, and others.

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Like any other engineering field, electrical engineers need a high level in math and science, as well as technological knowledge. This includes design, physics, mechanical tools, and more. The vast majority of electrical engineers develop these skills and knowledge banks by completing university degrees. The majority of electrical engineers have a bachelor’s degree, though these days, an increasing number are earning a master’s as well. A minority have doctorates.

A passion for working with people, a talent for analytical thinking, and a high degree of persistence, initiative, and innovation are very difficult to teach. These innate talents and others’ are a big part of why ENTJ’s are well inclined to becoming and remaining satisfied electrical engineers for a long period of time.

Below are some employment trends for electrical engineers:

  • Median wage: $47.37 hourly, $98,530 annually
  • Employment: 191,900 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Average (4% to 6%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 13,900

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Click on one of these corresponding popular ENTJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Aerospace EngineersArchitectArchitectural and Engineering ManagerChefComputer and Information Systems Managers Electrical EngineerEmergency Management DirectorEpidemiologistMarket Research Analyst, and Pharmacists.

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Assessment Categories


  1. Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)
  2. Introduction to Type and Careers (Allen L. Hammer, 2007, CPP Inc.)
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections
  4. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)