The government Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011, lists 17 different types of engineering degrees and the work outlook for graduate engineers.

These engineers develop solutions for the technical problems of industry by applying principles of science and mathematics. They are the link between consumers and scientific discoveries.

Aerospace engineers work with and frequently focus on commercial or military aircraft, spacecraft, or missiles and rockets. They develop new technologies for guidance and control systems or structural design. In addition they work with production methods. Aerospace engineers will dsicover about average growth in employment over the next 10 years.

Agricultural engineers design agricultural equipment and machinery. They also work with soil and water conservation, crop production and the processing and sales of agricultural products. Agricultural
engineers should have average or a little better employment growth.

未経験 Biomedical engineers will also need a background in mechanical or electronics engineering besides specialized biomedical training. They develop systems and products to solve health problems. Their
work ranges from prostheses to medical information systems. They design devices which are used in surgical procedure and imaging systems. Employment growth of biomedical engineers on the next 10 years is expected to be 72 percent, considerably faster than the average.

Chemical engineers solve problems regarding the production and usage of chemicals and chemical products. They design processes and equipment for chemical manufacturing. They work with industry in
the utilization of chemicals and the safety of workers and the environment. Growth in employment of chemical engineers is expected to decline to 2% over the next 10 years.

Civil engineers are needed to create and supervise construction of buildings, transportation systems, and water and sewage systems. They have to keep up with government regulations. Construction design must take earthquakes and hurricanes and other hazards into account.

Civil engineers are expected to possess considerably faster than average employment growth, 24 percent in a decade.

Computer hardware engineers design and test the hardware components of computers. They’re responsible for the manufacturing and installing computers and computer related equipment.
Computer hardware engineers can get slow growth in employment, 2% over the next decade.

Electrical engineers design, test, and supervise manufacturing of electrical equipment. This equipment includes lighting and wiring, electric motors, communications systems, and power generation.
They also design electrical systems of aircraft and automobiles. Employment growth for computer hardware engineers is expected to be only 4% on the next a decade, slower than average.

Electrical engineers design and supervise the manufacture of many kinds of electrical equipment. Electrical engineers will have an employment growth of only 2% over 10 years.

Electronics engineers focus on technologies such as global positioning systems (GPS), communications systems, control systems, and portable music players. Electronics engineers will have little
or no employment change in the next decade.

Environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems. They work with pollution control of air and water. They develop solutions for waste disposal and encourage recycling. They manage hazardous waste, garbage disposal, and waste water treatment. They protect wildlife and the environment. Environmental engineers could have a considerably faster than average growth of 31% over 10 years.

Health and safety engineers use chemical, mechanical, and systems engineering to avoid possible harm to property and people. They use specialized knowledge to avoid dangers from fires and toxic chemicals. They use industry to anticipate hazardous products and manufacturing conditions. Health and safety engineers, excluding mining safety, could have average employment growth.

Industrial engineers coordinate materials, machines, energy, and folks to make a product or simply provide a service. They control quality, efficiency, and productivity. They decide plant locations
and design distribution systems. Industrial engineers will have faster compared to the average employment growth of 14% over a decade.

Marine engineers and naval architects design, construct, and keep maintaining ships and boats, and marine equipment. They aren’t involved in operation. Marine engineers and naval architects could have slower than average employment growth of 6%.

Materials engineers develop the materials used in manufacturing products. The products may be plastics, metals or ceramics. These engineers create new materials and processes to meet up the needs of industry. Materials engineers will have about average growth around 9%.

Mechanical engineers research and develop tools, machines and engines. They focus on machines that produce power and machines that use power. Plus they design tools that other engineers need in their work. Mechanical engineers will have employment growth of 6% over the next a decade, slower than average.

Mining and geological engineers and mining safety engineers use anything concerning mining operations. They find deposits, design and construct mines, and transport the ore. They’re
in charge of safety and environmental issues. Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, could have faster than average growth of 15% over 10 years.

Nuclear engineers use nuclear energy to generate power and with radioactive materials found in equipment to diagnose and treat medical problems. They ensure the safe handling and disposal of
radioactive materials. Employment growth for Nuclear engineers is expected to be about average, 11% over 10 years.

Petroleum engineers develop drilling and recovery solutions to extract coal and oil from deposits. They work with geologists to find out drilling methods. They design processes and equipment to recuperate as much as possible of the gas and oil at the cheapest cost. Petroleum engineers will have employment growth of 18% over the next 10 years, faster than average employment growth.