Some of the highest paying careers in the world are found in engineering. Engineering is widely considered as one of the most lucrative and in demand career choices, with multiple engineering disciplines and job types, as well as salaries that can exceed US $100k per year once the engineer has some experience behind them.
Engineers tend to earn in excess of the national average salary and this is expected by some reputable organizations to continue in the future.(According Bureau of Labor Statistic USA) In fact, Engineering degrees make up 10 of the top 17 highest paid degrees globally.
With engineering being a part of nearly all aspects of today’s modern world, innovative thinkers who can solve problems will always be in demand, regardless of the specific discipline they studied in school. Moreover, it is not uncommon for an engineer to work in multiple disciplines over the course of their professional career. With that in mind, don’t feel like you must choose a discipline based solely on the demand in that area right now. The fact that a particular discipline is in high demand right now does not guarantee that it will still be in high demand in 4-5 years when you are searching for your first job.
The demand in particular areas of engineering (and thus salary levels) tends to have a cyclical trend; disciplines that are in high demand during one decade tend to become less attractive in the following years before “coming back” into demand. The areas of engineering that are in most demand will also vary from country to country. In general, demand considerations should probably be secondary in your choice of field. Instead, give preference to what you are interested in and the kind of work you want to do. If you perform well in any of the engineering fields, you will almost certainly find yourself in high demand regardless of the discipline you choose initially
Six Engineering Fields with High Growth – According Bureau of Labor Statistic USA
Bio Medical Engineering
Biomedical engineers have an average salary of $89,960 per year. The field has a growth rate of 27%. That’s a lot faster than the average. These experts analyze data and design solutions in the field of biology and medicine with a goal of better patient care. Many biomedical engineers work in universities, research labs, hospitals, government agencies or manufacturing offices.
Environmental engineers use principles of soil science, engineering, chemistry and biology to create solutions for environmental issues. There are many niches within the environment engineering industry, such as waste disposal, water control, or air pollution.
Environmental engineerswork in a plethora of settings, often working with planners and other engineers, all of which contributes to the field growing at a rate of 15% per year. If you choose to become an environmental engineer, you can expect to earn an average of $80,890
The growth rate of the job market for civil engineers is a very respectable 20%. Civil engineers design and construct major infrastructure projects like roads, airports, bridges, tunnels and buildings. Civil engineers tend to split their time between construction sites and their offices. The bureau of labor statistics reports an average salary of $79,340 for civil engineers.
A lucrative average salary of $130,280 and “only” requiring a bachelor’s degree can make a lot of engineers look twice at a career as a petroleum engineer. This field is projecting a growth rate of 26%, so you should be able to continue to find worthwhile employment if you choose this path.
Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Electrical engineers develop electrical equipment such as power systems; aircraft control systems and building wiring. Electronics engineer manage electronic devices such as media players, communications systems and TV sets. Electrical and Electronic Engineering fields has been seen a steady growth over a period of time at 15%
Computer Hardware Engineers
Computer hardware engineers research and develop the physical components of computer systems including circuit boards, computer chips, keyboards and controllers. This sector keeps growing at 9% and paid above average salaries.
Why Study Engineering at AIC Campus?
AIC Campus a leading transnational education provider in Sri Lanka in partnership with ESIGELEC Graduate School of Engineering offers Sri Lankan students the most affordable integrated MSc in 12 Engineering Majors right here in Sri Lanka.
Students will have the option to complete the first two years in Sri Lanka and to Transfer to ESIGEELC France to complete the MSc in their chosen field in France.
All Engineering programs at ESIGELEC are combined with internships’ that are paid and comes with a two year work permit upon completing the Degree. ESIGELEC has a reputation of 95% of the graduates gaining employment within few months of graduation.
Under Global Engineering Transfer (GET) Program AIC Students will have the option to transfer to 85 Universities in 40 Countries including USA, UK, Canada or Australia to complete their Bachelors degree in Engineering after completing the first two years at AIC.
AIC also provide installment payments and Study Loan facilities through Major Banks in Sri Lanka.
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