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Top 10 Careers for the Engineer

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Planning on becoming an engineer? There are LOTS of excellent jobs for those who excel in the field of engineering, and you’ll be amazed by all of the opportunities that will open up to you once you obtain your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in engineering.

Here are the top 10 careers for engineers to consider:

1. Petroleum Engineer

It’s expected that the demand for petroleum engineers will increase by 26% by 2022, thanks to the fact that oil is being discovered in new places every day. Petroleum engineers can earn an average salary of $130,000 per year.

2. Mechanical Engineer

If you can find the right job as a mechanical engineer, the average salary starts at around $104,000 per year. It is expected that the demand for mechanical engineers will increase by 15% by 2022.

3. Chemical Engineer

The average salary for a chemical engineer hovers around $94,000 per year, but those who excel in the field are able to earn upwards of $110,000 later in their career.

4. Software Engineer

Those with experience in software engineering will have their pick of jobs, as the demand for engineers is GREATLY increasing with every year - up to 22% increase by the year 2022. You can expect to earn an average salary of $93,000 per year creating software.

5. Biomedical Engineer

For engineers with a fascination for science and medicine, this is the career to consider. Biomedical engineers use science to improve healthcare services, and are paid handsomely for their work. They can expect a salary of up to $90,000 per year, and it’s expected that the demand will increase 27% by 2022!

6. Civil Engineer

Imagine being able to earn nearly $80,000 per year doing what you love. As a civil engineer, it’s absolutely possible. It’s expected that the jobs market for civil engineers will increase by 20% in the next 7 years, meaning more jobs available for you.

7. Environmental Engineer

As an environmental engineer, you are doing your part to help protect the planet and its natural resources. It is not only a highly fulfilling career, but a well-paid one as well - up to $80,000 per year. 

8. Computer Systems Analyst

Considering how much of the world relies on computer systems, it should come as no surprise that this is another job in high demand. Computer engineers looking to make a good salary should consider this position, which offers up to $75,000 per year. Growth by 2022 is expected to be around 15%.

9. Computer Systems Administrator

Similar to an analyst, the computer systems administrator is the person responsible for ensuring the computer systems run properly. This requires an understanding of how the hardware and software was engineered, which is why they are paid an average of $72,000 per year. 

10. Aerospace Engineer

You may start out with a salary around $63,000 per year, but by the time you reach the middle of your career, you can expect to earn upwards of $100,000! 

If your goal is to earn a good salary doing something you love, the jobs listed above are the ideal careers for you as an engineer! 

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