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What type of Engineering makes the most money?

I am a rising senior and I want to go into engineering and I am a machinist at my school for my shop. #money #career-paths #engineering #july


I would not focus necessarily on the income rather what your interest is for the initial goal is to obtain the degree and enjoy the process. I do believe an Engineering degree is the best degree to obtain for with that it opens so many doors for you, I have Engineering friends who are now in careers that range from Sales, IT, Medical Field, Entrepreneurial, etc.....with an Engineering degree the opportunities are limited which means income salaries will be based on your potential. Cedrick Rembert, MBA

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Grace engineering is a field that focuses on designing, creating and building technological systems, materials and objects. Due to engineering being a cornerstone to discovery, improvement, and innovation, there are a vast amount of subfields that students can choose from while in undergraduate school. Upon graduating, there are quite a few entry-level engineering positions with high salaries. Listed below are some engineering jobs with the highest entry-level salaries.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER • The average salary for a Biomedical Engineer in the US is between $89,000 and $117,900 as of June 28, 2020
Biomedical engineers innovate and improve the technology used in the medical field for the purpose of advancing healthcare. These engineers create everything from diagnostic equipment to various devices meant to be incorporated into the human body, as well as train medical professionals on how to use these technologies. For engineers who land entry-level positions, there is promise of an increase in wages over time. Becoming a biomedical engineer requires a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering or a related field.

CHEMICAL ENGINEER • The average salary for a Chemical Engineer in the US is between $113,000 and $155,900 as of June 28, 2020
Chemical engineers primarily deal with creating or improving manufacturing equipment for products that use chemicals, such as foods and synthetic fuels. They are responsible for researching and developing more efficient ways to manufacture products, while creating and upholding the safety protocol necessary for dealing with chemicals. To become a chemical engineer, you will need a bachelor's degree in the field.

AEROSPACE ENGINEER • The average salary for a Aerospace Engineer in the US is between $110,000 and $156,500 as of June 28, 2020
Aerospace engineers mainly design and test various types of aircraft and spacecraft, such as satellites and commercial airplanes. They are responsible for creating technology that will improve the efficiency and performance of these aircraft and can further specialize in structural design, propulsion and various other areas. Becoming an aerospace engineer requires a bachelor's degree.

COMPUTER NETWORK ARCHITECT • The average salary for a Computer Network Architect in the US is between $113,000 and $160,500 as of June 28, 2020
Computer network architects design, build and maintain a variety of data communication networks, from expansive cloud infrastructures to smaller intranets. Along with a host of technical skills, computer network architects also have a deep understanding of the company or organization's business plans and objectives. They also need business acumen to do everything from budgeting the network design and implementation to managing a staff.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in the US is between $111,500 and $156,900 as of June 28, 2020
Electrical Engineers devise new and improved electronics, components, and equipment. They also test and resolve problems with existing electronics. Electrical Engineers work with a large number of products and systems from lighting and wiring within structures to cars, robots, generators, and navigation systems to ensure performance and resolve issues. They also design and assemble new products, test products to ensure safety, and oversee the installation of components. Many create technical drawings and specifications indicating instructions and proper operation. Training to become an Electrical Engineer requires an associates or bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

NUCLEAR ENGINEER • The average salary for an Nuclear Engineer in the US is between $115,000 and $139,500 as of June 28, 2020
Nuclear Engineers research nuclear energy and radiation for industrial and medical use. They design and create the processes, instrumentation, equipment, and systems which contain nuclear materials used in multiple industries, from spacecraft to medical imaging devices. They also maintain and monitor nuclear operations within facilities to ensure safety, identify violations of nuclear regulations and laws, give instructions regarding the handling and disposal of nuclear waste, and develop preventative measures for nuclear accidents. Nuclear Engineers also respond to plant shutdowns and other emergencies when they occur. Most Nuclear Engineers are required to possess a minimum of a bachelor degree combined with work experience to qualify for employment.

PETROLEUM ENGINEER • The average salary for an Petroleum Engineer in the US is between $120,000 and $165,500 as of June 28, 2020
Petroleum engineering can be further divided into multiple subsets; however, the general purpose of them all is to research and develop the safest, most efficient ways to drill and obtain oil or gas from the earth. These engineers can focus on the construction of oil wells, drilling methods and oversight. They can also focus on increasing the productivity of a well and discerning the amount of fossil fuels that can be extracted before drilling commences. To become a petroleum engineer, you need a bachelor's degree in the field and, due to how critical the use of oil is, it's no surprise that this is the highest paying field in engineering.

Hope this was Helpful Grace

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Sydney’s Answer

I think what's great about engineering is that sometimes even if you major in one field. A company may have you go down a different path that isn't correlated to your major. So, I think it really depends on the path you take and the opportunities you receive.

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Wojciech’s Answer

Do not look only at the annual salary. Think of what you would like to do, because that is very important to. You might be making a little less money but you will be happier because you will be doing what you like.

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Youssef’s Answer

You may want to try genetic engineering... that field is straddles engineering and medicine and it's very promising from a career growth and compensation perspective.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_engineering

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shivakesh’s Answer

Grace engineering is a field that focuses on designing, creating and building technological systems, materials and objects.

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Brendon’s Answer

If you are asking out of curiosity, that is one thing. If you are asking out of career interest, then I would HIGHLY DISCOURAGE YOU from worrying about that.

In general, if you pick a good engineering path, you will make good money. However, you're going to be doing this for a LONG TIME. It is better to choose something you feel called to than anything else.

Ask yourself WHY you want to be an engineer, then narrow it down from there. Next, get opinions and advice from people in the field that you can actually speak with. They will have a better understanding of what it's like, and they will most likely be aware of things that you were not aware of. With more awareness, you will be able to make a better choice.

Good luck!

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John’s Answer

A good place to research this is at this website - www.bls.gov/ooh This will give you an idea for all engineering fields.

Annual Salary varies depending on size of company, how well a company is doing, location, type of work etc. I've seen a Mechanical Engineer make $60,000 per year in one company and then $100,000 when he change to another company.

Machinists usually go into Mechanical Engineering, a position that is used in many fields so this may be your baseline to compare to other fields.

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Abhilash’s Answer

Grace engineering is a field that focuses on designing, creating and building technological systems, materials and objects.

Hi Abhilash, this is a good definition of what engineers do but it does not answer the student's question. Any info you can provide around which type makes the most money would be helpful Gurpreet Lally

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