If you enjoy solving problems and have skills in mathematics and technology, a career in engineering may be right for you. College students who major in engineering generally have a wide range of career possibilities awaiting them after graduation. There are many college programs and majors related to the field of engineering. High school students should evaluate these carefully when making decisions about going down the engineering career path.
HelloCollege provides individualized engineering career services designed to help college-bound students explore their interest in the field of engineering, evaluate various college majors, and ultimately find the right college to pursue their studies.
Popular Engineering Careers
Earning an engineering degree in college can lead to a long and rewarding career in the public or private sector. There are many types of engineering jobs that specialize in various sectors of the economy, such as nuclear engineers, aerospace engineers, and environmental engineers. Ultimately, the best engineering careers are those that engage students’ passions and skills.
Some of the most popular roles in the in-demand engineering career path include the following:
- Software engineer
- Electrical engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Nuclear engineer
- Structural engineer
- Civil engineer
- Environmental engineering technician
- Aerospace engineer
- Marine engineer
- Industrial engineer
- Chemical engineer
- Geological engineer
- Petroleum engineer
- Agricultural engineer
- Biomedical engineer
- Automotive engineer
- Safety engineer
- Engineering manager
Top Engineering Majors
Choosing the right engineering program can significantly increase your chances of success in college — and of finding a job in your chosen field after graduation. There are thousands of colleges and universities offering engineering major programs. Some of the top engineering degrees available at these institutions include:
- General Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
Engineering Career Planning Can Help You Make More Informed Decisions
If you are a current high school student considering becoming an engineer after college, investigate your college program and potential career options as early in the process as possible. HelloCollege offers tailored college major exploration services and engineering career planning services designed specifically for college-bound students.
If you are interested in pursuing the best engineering careers after college, our engineering career services can arm you with the information needed to understand the variety of your potential college major options, explore various schools and degree programs, and evaluate which schools would be the right fit.
To learn more about our engineering career services, contact HelloCollege today!
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