Every field works with data – medical professionals collect patient records, business and the media keep tabs on consumer activity, the financial world makes trades at the speed of light, and researchers produce a torrential stream of new findings. There's so much data in the world that storage and analysis is now a major problem.
ECE works to make sense of Big Data and patching holes in missing data. They use data analysis to figure out if a website is susceptible to a security breach, develop vital next-gen wireless communication techniques for sensors and autonomous vehicles, and make search algorithms more robust and effective. ECE can give you all the skills necessary to work any IT position imaginable, from network security to computer repair.