How many different engineering careers are there anyway?

Feb 25, 2021

It is Engineers Week… so let’s find out!

Information below is pulled from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Chemical Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $108,770
– Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the use of fuel, drugs, food, and many other products.

Civil Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $87,060
– Civil engineers design, build, and supervise infrastructure projects and systems.

Electrical Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $101,250
– Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment.

Mechanical Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $88,430
– Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices.

Environmental Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $88,860
– Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems.

Industrial Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $88,020
– Industrial engineers devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.

Aerospace Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $116,500
– Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles.

Computer Hardware Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $117,220
– Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components.

Biomedical Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $91,410
– Bioengineers and biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software.

Petroleum Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $137,720
– Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth’s surface.

Materials Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $93,360
– Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a wide range of products.

Health and Safety Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $91,410
– Health and safety engineers combine knowledge of engineering and of health and safety to develop procedures and design systems to protect people from illness and injury and property from damage.

Mining and Geological Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $91,160
– Mining and geological engineers design mines to safely and efficiently remove minerals for use in manufacturing and utilities.

Agricultural Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $80,720
– Agricultural engineers solve problems concerning power supplies, machine efficiency, the use of structures and facilities, pollution and environmental issues, and the storage and processing of agricultural products.

Nuclear Engineering
– 2019 Median Pay: $113,460
– Nuclear engineers research and develop the processes, instruments, and systems used to derive benefits from nuclear energy and radiation.