Should IT Unionize?
Code changes from year to year, and I doubt an electrical engineer is going to be up one specifics of what gauge wire is appropriate for a given number of electrical outlets to feed, or how far the circuit breaker must be from the gas line.
Who do you suppose writes those codes?
This is akin to saying "a bank manager would never be able to work as a loan officer because of the bank's constantly changing interest rates".
You do realize that electrical engineers do more than work with wires right..... My one electrical engineering professor teaches optics which while related to electrical engineers has nothing to do with wiring a freaking house.