Engineers are critical in the world of energy. If you are a problem-solver, this may be the energy career pathway for you! There are many types of engineers, and all require a four-year degree. You must select the type of engineering you want to specialize in when you enter college.

The energy industry employs several types of engineers. Click the links below to learn about each engineer and how their skills fit into the big energy picture:

Veterans Fact Sheet: Engineers

Post-High School Education and Training

All entry level jobs require a Bachelor’s degree. To be accepted into a college engineering program, you will need to have taken specific high school courses. To view a list of available degree and training programs in your area, use the Get Into Energy NEEN Program Locator.

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Average Annual Electrical/Power Engineer Salary: $95,060

Average Annual Mechanical Engineer Salary: $85,880

Average Annual Nuclear Engineer Salary: $105,810

From O*NET. Will vary depending on geographic location.

What’s the future?

In the engineering field there are limitless possibilities, because engineering is about discovering, inventing, and constantly evolving, much like the energy field. The future of engineering is helping to transform our nation’s energy generation and the vast energy transmission and distribution systems critical to deliver energy from the source to the consumer. Engineers are at the forefront of discovering these new technologies and are the first to put them into use as we evolve to a smarter grid and cleaner energy future.

Find out some of the latest developments in engineering at DiscoverE!