I’m on this forum for me who has ADHD. While I’m not an engineer, my 42 y.o. ADHD son is an electrical engineer. While he is not likely to be interested in this forum, I can say a little about his work experience.
He graduated as a computer engineer CE). In retrospect, he regretted not studying electrical engineering (EE) while in school. He excelled in math and EE required more math courses than CE. Immediately out of school he got a job with a small family owned electrical engineering firm. He worked, hands-on in the field on high voltage equipment. He never wanted an office-type job . . . Would have bored him to death. His major dissatisfaction with this first job was the “incompetence” of some of the other engineers. He often solved problems and helped older guys with many more years of field experience. Office “politics”; “poor decision making”; and a highly chaotic work scheduling process were the negatives for him. He left on good terms for another EE job. In fact, his first employer kept in touch, asking him to return.
He now works for EATON (www.eaton.com). Huge, multi-national, with a corporate model / atmosphere. He works 100% in the field, alone at times or with other Eaton EEs.
He works “crazy” and varied hours, including some week-ends and holidays. Has a company, full-size Chevy pick-up.
He enjoys problem solving and is very good at it.
While in the past he took Ritalin, he stopped. Didn’t want to deal with random drug testing and the need to both reveal and explain his ADHD. When he took meds it was easy for my wife and I to know when he took the meds or not. Change in frustration tolerance, impulse control, etc.
My son was diagnosed when 6 years old. He was the “wild man” in pre-K.
I could keep going, but rather than do that, if you have any specific questions that I might be able to answer . . . just let me know.