Why Study Engineering?
Meet your need to balance life, work, and school with programs that fit you. Choose a path that is a good mix of speed versus impact on your current job and career goals. Work with top schools to leverage your prior educational experiences, embrace a broad array of potential careers, and stay organized and on-track with flexible schedules.
Top Growing Engineering Occupations
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Skill to leverage
Having strong problem-solving skills can make all the difference in your career. Problems are at the core of what many engineering professionals do at work every day.
Computer & Technology skills driving success
TIME MANAGEMENT efficient time management means projects are done on time and company profits grow.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL sometimes one miscalculation can derail an entire system. The details matter in engineering.
MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP good organization, coordination, and leadership skills take you far in engineering occupations.
INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE You are only as good as your ability to get the work done, understanding your industry gives you good perspective for the job.
TEAM WORKING similar to team sports, higher team functioning leads to better project outcomes.
MATHEMATICS knowing the fundamentals, pre-algebra, geometry, statistics from the start will give you a solid foundation as you build your engineering career.
ABILITY TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE Engineering is a demanding field. Hours are often long, and deadlines are tight.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION Working with others is large part of the engineering field. Good communication skills ensures your success.
INGENUITY Getting stuck in the engineering field is an almost daily occurrence. Learn to think outside the box and move projects forward.
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Levels of education and wages
In 2017 the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median wage for high school graduates was $36,100. The median for those with a Bachelors was almost twice that.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited."
Plutarch, Greek-Roman biographer
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*All stats sited ‘bls.gov’ unless otherwise stated