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Online Engineering (General) Degrees and Careers


Engineering is a broad category that encompasses a wide range of jobs. In general, engineering jobs involve developing, producing, testing, or maintaining new products or technical solutions that meet specific requirements. Engineers may work in one of many specialist areas such as:

  • Construction
  • Automotive or aerospace
  • Mechanical
  • Medical instruments
  • Computer hardware
  • Electrical equipment
  • Chemical manufacturing

 

Education and Career Opportunities in Engineering

Most people beginning an engineering career hold at least a bachelor's degree in an engineering specialty. Many engineering jobs require a graduate degree in engineering. Licensure is required if you want to work directly for the public. Engineering professionals need to keep up with rapid changes in technology through continued education. Chances of advancement to managerial or senior technical engineering jobs can be improved through taking professional certification.

The three areas of engineering that employed the largest number of engineers in 2008 were:

  • Civil engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Industrial engineers

The strongest areas of employment for engineers in the decade 2008-2018 are expected to be in consulting services and research and development. Biomedical engineers have a particularly strong employment outlook, with growth of 72 percent projected to 2018. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics the highest earning engineering jobs are in petroleum engineering--earning a median salary of $108,910 in 2009.

Check out the engineering degrees at colleges near you and online degrees in engineering to find out how you could launch your engineering career.



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