scientific as well
As an engineer,
There are many types of engineers and all require a Bachelorís degree.
You must select the type of engineering you want to go into when you enter college.
There are several types of engineers at energy companies. Read about the unique knowledge and skills for each role. For a mid- to senior-level position, one can continue to build expertise in these areas or move into a manager/supervisor role.
Education: Bachelorís degree
Average salary*: $56,000
Testing: Pre-employment testing is typically required. Many companies require a passing score on the industry exams before being considered for employment. Topics focus on spatial ability, math concepts, mechanical reasoning and reading comprehension.
Special certificates/licenses: Registration as a professional engineer (P.E.) in a specific state.
Average salary*: $92,930
Things you’ll do: Develop safety procedures to be used by workers operating equipment or who will be near on-going chemical reactions. Develop processes to separate components of liquids or gases or generate electrical currents using controlled chemical processes. Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
Average salary*: $77,990
Things you’ll do: Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities such as pipeline and power plants. Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations and guide construction. Inspect project sites to check on progress and make sure workers are following design specifications and safety standards.
Average salary*: $85,920
Things you’ll do: Conduct research and apply electrical theory to engineering projects. Perform calculations to determine how electrical systems should be built. Use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
Average salary*: $79,230
Things you’ll do: Use knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance. Oversee how machines and equipment are installed, operated, and maintained, making sure they follow specifications. Discover why equipment fails and make recommendations to the maintenance crew.
Average salary*: $101,930
Things you’ll do: Design and oversee the construction and operation of nuclear reactors and power plants. Monitor activity in a nuclear facility to ensure safety rules and laws are followed. Perform experiments that provide information about how to use and dispose of nuclear material.
Average salary : $122,190*
Required years of experience: Typically ten years.
Education: Companies may provide some training in supervisory and leadership skills. A Masterís degree may be required.
Things you’ll do: Design and oversee projects using detailed plans to accomplish goals. Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment. Hire employees and assign, direct and evaluate their work. Create policies and procedures for the engineering work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm. Review and write reports; enforce rules; and make decisions, including whether to buy specific materials or services.
Annual Salary Range*: $56kĖ122k
Bachelorís to Masterís degree
If you like: discovering how things work, building things from scratch, problem solving