10 Jobs for Engineering Majors

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What can you do with an Engineering degree?

Engineering majors study science and math to solve practical problems and help create everything from assembly lines and oil-drilling techniques to spacecraft and smartphones. This education and set of skills can help prepare you for a variety of different careers.

Here is a list of 10 jobs you might consider if you are majoring in Engineering:

Job Title Projected Job Growth Median Weekly Salary Median Annual Salary
Biomedical Engineers 4.83% $1,873.19 $97,406
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2.94% $2,926.73 $152,190
Chemical Engineers 4.06% $2,029.17 $105,517
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians 4.86% $1,410.94 $73,369
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1.12% $1,117.31 $58,100
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2.03% $1,215.60 $63,211
Architectural and Civil Drafters 1.42% $1,155.81 $60,102
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 1.72% $1,166.71 $60,669
Calibration Technologists and Technicians 1.42% $1,155.81 $60,102
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay -0.15% $1,796.40 $93,413

Biomedical Engineers
Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Chemical Engineers
Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians
Operate, install, adjust, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.

Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

Architectural and Civil Drafters
Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.

Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.

Calibration Technologists and Technicians
Execute or adapt procedures and techniques for calibrating measurement devices, by applying knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and electronics, sometimes under the direction of engineering staff. Determine measurement standard suitability for calibrating measurement devices. May perform preventive maintenance on equipment. May perform corrective actions to address identified calibration problems.

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.

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