The Power of Professional Engineering License for Job Security

How can you make your career bullet-proof? Can you make yourself indispensable in the job market? Instead of chasing jobs, is it possible to make jobs chase you?

The answer to these questions lies in a simple economic principle. The Supply-Demand curve. So let’s quickly revisit this simple but powerful fundamental concept.

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Typically, the human mind starts thinking about job security when times are tough – Does that sound familiar? In times when the economy starts contracting, the demand for new recruits decline. This puts downward pressure on the salaries of employed workers. If things get worse, even the currently employed individuals start getting worried too.

This supply and demand curve works both ways though. If the employee possesses difficult-to-replace skills and credentials then the demand curve for that employee should remain stable. That’s because the employer recognizes the value that such an employee brings to the table.

This brings us to another fundamental concept that governs the market-place. Job security is largely linked to the value being brought to the table. Although we should be striving to upgrade our skill set, knowledge base, and credentials regularly, it gets particularly important during downturns.

Engineer At Work - PE Power Exam

One such credential is a Professional Engineering license. In order to obtain a P.E. license, you have to meet a wide range of criteria which include education from accredited colleges, experience, references, and two multi-hour technical exams. But it’s these exact requirements that make this credential so valuable. Had it been easy, every engineering graduate would have it. Right?

P.E. license places you in an exclusive group of engineers that have met strict requirements outlined by state engineering boards. It grants you the privilege of sealing and stamping engineering designs that can be implemented – non-licensed engineers don’t have these privileges. Consequently, P.E.s also command higher salaries, job security, and career mobility among other benefits.

Are you an Electrical Engineer planning to become a P.E.?

Getting a PE license requires you to pass 2 exams.

  1. FE Electrical & Computer Exam
  2. PE Power Exam

And we have the right resources for you to do just that. And these resources are FREE.

You can kick start your professional engineering licensing exams by making use of these highly-rated free resources below.

FREE RESOURCE 1 |3-Step Framework for FE Electrical and Computer Exam Preparation

Get access to up-to-date and go-to resources for the FE Electrical & Computer exam preparation and also tips for repeaters where we cover topics including how to get into the right mindset, tips & tricks as well as the best resources out there to kick-start your FE exam preparation and practicing mock FE exams.

FREE RESOURCE 2| 3-Step Framework for PE Power Exam Preparation

If you’ve already passed your FE exam then this one is for you. Get access to up-to-date and go-to resources for the PE Power exam preparation where we cover topics including how to get into the right mindset, tips & tricks as well as the best resources out there to kick-start your PE Power exam preparation

FE Electrical and Computer exam is the first step towards your PE licensing goal.

Both exams require multiple months of focused efforts which are a challenge in itself.

In the absence of effective exam preparation resources, a lot of students procrastinate and put their licensing goals off over and over again.

Remember, the longer you delay it the more difficult it gets.

Helpful references for FE Electrical and Computer Exam Preparation

FE exam Overview

FE Electrical and Computer Exam Specification

NCEES FE Reference Handbook

List of Approved Calculators

Helpful references for PE Power Exam Preparation

PE Power Exam Overview

PE Power Exam Specification

Pass Rates

National Society of Professional Engineers

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