Engineering Careers

Engineering Careers Overview

Engineering Careers Overview

Engineering careers span a large number of fields including electrical engineers, health and safety engineers and nuclear engineers. The duties of each one depend on the types of engineering jobs performed. Engineering jobs might include research, design, development and testing in the specific field to which the job belongs. For example, Electrical Engineers work with electrical equipment such as power generators and motors while a Health and Safety Engineer develops systems to prevent injury and illness.

Engineering Education

Careers in engineering typically require a bachelor's degree, but many employers also look for practical experience. This type of experience can be gained in school and count as part of the program you're enrolled in. Some types of engineering careers only require an associate's degree, however, such as Aerospace and Electrical Engineer technicians.

Engineering Job Market

The outlook for engineering careers varies depending on the field. Electrical Engineer jobs are only expected to increase by four percent by the year 2022 while Nuclear Engineer employment is anticipated to go up nine percent. The trends in the power generation fields are thought to be more lucrative, explaining the difference in projections. There are no statistics on the total number of engineer jobs as a whole, but the Electrical Engineering field is one of the highest for the number of jobs reported in 2012 at just over 306,000.

Engineering Salaries

Just as the fields in engineering differ, so do the salaries. However, as is the case in any job that requires a degree, the wages tend to be better than average in any of the engineering fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an engineer can expect to earn anywhere between $74,000 (Agricultural Engineers) to $130,280 (Petroleum Engineers).

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PACCAR Inc.

Renton, Washington, 98055

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}03/17/2019

Location: Renton, WA, US Company: PACCAR Company Information PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the co...

PACCAR Inc.

Mount Vernon, Washington, 98273

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}02/28/2019

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US Company: PACCAR Requisition Summary The PACCAR Embedded Engineering Team is looking for a skilled engineer to develop rapid controls pro...

Prudential

Iselin, New Jersey

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}03/25/2019

Description Job Description: Prudential’s Retirement business is looking for a successful experienced and accomplished technology leader with significant practical han...

Prudential

Iselin, New Jersey

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}03/25/2019

Description Prudential Retirement Engineering team is looking to add a leader to drive the vision, strategy and tactics for its platform enablement. We will be looking...

Prudential

Iselin, New Jersey

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}03/25/2019

Description Prudential’s Retirement business is looking for a successful, experienced and accomplished technology leader with significant practical hands-on experience...

Xcel Energy

Minneapolis, Minnesota

{FeaturedJobPostedDateText}03/19/2019

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; MN - Monticello; MN - Welch Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company? Xcel ...

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