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6 Engineering Jobs That Pay $50,000 or More

Engineering jobs are generally highly paid, with national average salaries of around $70,000 overall per year. While most engineering careers are predicted to grow from now until the year 2022, some careers are growing much faster than others.

Entry level engineering jobs generally require a bachelor’s degree. In some cases, it’s also possible to qualify for a job outside of the engineering field with some additional training. Many management engineering roles will require a graduate degree. Most roles favor on the job experience, so it’s worth participating in cooperative engineering programs that also count towards college credits.

Engineering Job Projected job growth by 2022 Average Salary (BLS) Average Salary (Glassdoor) Salary Range (Glassdoor) Median Salary (Payscale) Salary Range (Payscale)
Biomedical Engineer 27% $86,960 $69,580 $55,000 - $94,000 $62,986 $45,414 - $98,694
Civil Engineer 20% $79,340 $66,565 $53,000 - $91,000 $61,795 $46,196 - $93,182
Environmental Engineer 15% $80,890 $66,522 $54,000 - $94,000 $62,463 $45,938 - $97,720
Mechanical Engineer 5% $80,580 $70,146 $56,000 - $98,000 $66,437 $49,322 - $95,945
Chemical Engineer 4% $94,350 NA NA $73,139 $51,246 - $123,211
Electrical Engineer 4% $89,630 $74,287 $59,000 - $106,000 $70,675 $51,498 - $106,687

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Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical engineers design and build therapeutic and diagnostic machines, mobility aids, prosthetics, biomedical machines, and prosthetic organs. They also modify equipment to tailor it to the needs of people with physical impairments. Biomedical engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, but some enter the field with a bachelor’s degree in another engineering field and a graduate degree in biomedical engineering, or on the job training.

Biomedical engineers generally work within research and development facilities, medical equipment manufacturers, large healthcare organizations, and rehabilitation centers.

Civil Engineer

Civil engineers work on construction projects related to buildings, tunnels, bridges, roads, and dams. They design, build, maintain and operate large systems and construction projects. Civil engineers may be either consulting civil engineers, who design and plan large building projects, or contracting civil engineers, who oversee the implementation of these projects.

To qualify as a civil engineer, you will need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or civil engineering technology. Senior positions may require a graduate degree. State licensure may also be needed.

Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineers investigate environmental problems and develop solutions using engineering, biology, chemistry and soil science. Their work improves public health, advances waste disposal and recycling, and reduces water and air pollution. A bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering or a related area is required to enter this field. Related degree subjects include general, chemical, and civil engineering. Licensure may also be needed.

Environmental engineers generally work for engineering companies, local and central government departments, environmental consultancies, and executive agencies.

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers are involved in the creation of technology that has an impact on our everyday lives. They research, design, build, maintain, and oversee a wide range of different machines, products, devices, and vehicles using many different tools and methods. Mechanical engineers are important to almost every engineering industry and careers vary widely.

To qualify, you will need a degree in mechanical engineering. Most management positions will also require you to complete a graduate degree, and if you intend to sell services to the general public, you will also need a state license.

Chemical Engineer

Chemical engineers research, develop and implement chemical processes in a variety of different industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, energy, mining, chemical production, and food and beverage production. They also design chemical production processes and test materials and production techniques, as well as finding ways to treat byproducts and reduce chemical waste.

Aspiring chemical engineers will need a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

Electrical Engineer

Electrical engineers generally work in the telecommunications, construction, transportation, manufacturing and energy industries, where they plan, design, and install electrical systems and infrastructure. They also design and build electrical equipment, including communication and navigation systems, electric motors, and power generation equipment. They primarily work in research and development roles.

To become and electrical engineer you will need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.


Posted in Articles and Guides on Sep 28, 2016

By Admin Adminson, SimplyJobs