Engineers are problem solvers, people who search for quicker, better, less expensive ways to use the forces and materials of nature to meet tough challenges. Creativity, ingenuity, and inventiveness together with sound preparation are prerequisites for engineers. As an engineer you will be on the cutting edge and will help produce major improvements for people throughout the world. Engineering is a rewarding career option that will make you feel good about contributing to a healthier, safer, and more enjoyable life for your fellow citizens. As you plan your future, consider becoming an engineer, a shaper of the 21st century.
There will be many jobs for engineers during the next decade. However, your engineering specialization may determine such things as the geographic area where work may be found, salaries, job conditions, and tasks that will challenge you. Engineers earn considerably more than other people who enter a career path with just a bachelor's degree. Sometimes this can be as much as 75-100% more per month depending on geographic location and engineering specialty.
Engineering education is divided into such fields as aeronautical, agricultural, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, nuclear, and petroleum. Additional information on various engineering specialties can be obtained from the American Society for Engineering Education.
An engineering degree can also open doors to other professions such as medicine, business administration, law, computer development or others. Or you may also wish to pursue further education and obtain a master's or doctoral degree in engineering.