I've heard varying answers. Some say they work regularly, and some say they work 60+ hours a week. I'm still confused. If I got my degree in electrical engineering, what hours would I likely work for an entry level job? I want to be able to have enough time for my family and my hobbies. It doesn't matter if I have those occasional weeks where I work a lot, but I don't want my life to be work.
And, after I graduate, how can I stand out to employers against other engineering students? Do employers care if you were in an honors program? I'm about to finish high school with my AA degree, so when I go to a university (as a freshman, not a transfer), I'll have most/all of my gen ed requirements (including up to Calc 2 and Physics 1). My point is, I may have time to do a double major. Which I know may sound like A LOT for an engineering major, but I will have a lot of classes out of the way, and am willing to take some classes each summer, and to maybe spend an extra semester or 2 (I know a lot of engineering majors do that anyways). And I'm pretty smart, I have a 4.0 from high school (easily), and almost a 4.0 from my community college. So do you think employers will be interested by my having 2 majors? Would EE + CS be a good combo? Do you think I could double major in TWO different eng degrees, like EE/CompE + ChemE, or EE/CompE + Bio, or would that be way too hard? I have a feeling I'd really like EE and computer stuff, but I also do like life sciences, to a lesser extent. Which *do-able* double major do you think would be the most versatile and give me the most opportunities?