Architecture and Engineering Careers

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At a Glance

 4% growth in jobs by 2028 = 113,300 jobs.

$81,440 median annual wage.

High School, Associates, Bachelors

Aerospace Engineering and Operations TechniciansAerospace engineering and operations
technicians operate and maintain equipment
used in developing, testing, producing, and
sustaining new aircraft and spacecraft.
Associate’s degree$66,020
Aerospace EngineersAerospace engineers design
aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles.
Bachelor’s degree$116,500
Agricultural EngineersAgricultural engineers solve problems
concerning power supplies, machine efficiency,
the use of structures and facilities,
pollution and environmental issues,
and the storage and processing of agricultural
Bachelor’s degree$80,720
ArchitectsArchitects plan and design houses, factories,
office buildings, and other structures.
Bachelor’s degree$80,750
Biomedical EngineersBiomedical engineers combine engineering
principles with medical sciences to design and
create equipment, devices, computer systems,
and software.
Bachelor’s degree$91,410
Cartographers and PhotogrammetristsCartographers and photogrammetrists
collect, measure, and interpret geographic
information in order to create and update
maps and charts for regional planning,
education, and other purposes.
Bachelor’s degree$65,470
Chemical EngineersChemical engineers apply the principles of
chemistry, biology, physics, and math to
solve problems that involve the use of fuel,
drugs, food, and many other products.
Bachelor’s degree$108,770
Civil Engineering TechniciansCivil engineering technicians help civil
engineers to plan, design, and build
highways, bridges, and other infrastructure
projects for commercial, industrial, r
esidential, and land development projects.
Associate’s degree$53,410
Civil EngineersCivil engineers design, build, and
supervise infrastructure projects and systems. 
Bachelor’s degree$87,060
Computer Hardware EngineersComputer hardware engineers
research, design, develop, and
test computer systems and components.
Bachelor’s degree$117,220
DraftersDrafters use software to convert
the designs of engineers and
architects into technical drawings.
Associate’s degree$56,830
Electrical and Electronics Engineering TechniciansElectrical and electronics engineering
technicians help engineers design and
develop electrical and electronic equipment.
Associate’s degree$65,260
Electrical and Electronics EngineersElectrical engineers design, develop,
test, and supervise the manufacture
of electrical equipment.
Bachelor’s degree$101,250
Electro-mechanical TechniciansElectro-mechanical technicians operate,
test, and maintain unmanned, automated,
robotic, or electromechanical equipment.
Associate’s degree$58,350
Environmental Engineering TechniciansEnvironmental engineering technicians
carry out the plans that environmental
engineers develop.
Associate’s degree$50,620
Environmental EngineersEnvironmental engineers use the
principles of engineering, soil science,
biology, and chemistry to develop
solutions to environmental problems.
Bachelor’s degree$88,860
Health and Safety EngineersHealth and safety engineers combine
knowledge of engineering and of
health and safety to develop
procedures and design systems to
protect people from illness and injury
and property from damage.
Bachelor’s degree$91,410
Engineering Technicians
Industrial engineering technicians
assist industrial engineers in creating
systems that integrate workers, machines,
materials, information, and energy
to make a product or provide a service.
Associate’s degree$56,550
Industrial engineers devise efficient
systems that integrate workers,
machines, materials, information,
and energy to make a product or
provide a service.
Bachelor’s degree$88,020
Landscape architects design parks
and other outdoor spaces.
Bachelor’s degree$69,360
Marine Engineers
and Naval Architects
Marine engineers and naval architects
design, build, and maintain ships,
from aircraft carriers to submarines
and from sailboats to tankers.
Bachelor’s degree$92,400
Materials EngineersMaterials engineers develop,
process and test materials used
to create a wide range of products.
Bachelor’s degree$93,360
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering technicians
help mechanical engineers design,
develop, test, and manufacture
mechanical devices.
Associate’s degree$56,980
Mechanical EngineersMechanical engineers design,
develop, build, and test mechanical
and thermal sensors and devices.
Bachelor’s degree$88,430
Mining and
Geological Engineers
Mining and geological engineers
design mines to safely and efficiently
remove minerals for use in
manufacturing and utilities.
Bachelor’s degree$91,160
Nuclear EngineersNuclear engineers research
and develop the processes,
instruments, and systems used
to derive benefits from nuclear
energy and radiation.
Bachelor’s degree$113,460