Featured Career: Engineer
Job Description
Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems, linking between perceived social needs and commercial applications. They develop new products by precisely specifying the need; brainstorming a design; planning and creating the design; and improving for overall effectiveness, cost, reliability, and safety. This process applies to developing products, such as chemicals, computers, gas turbines, helicopters, and toys. In addition to design and development, some engineers move into management.

Median Salary
$49,000 – $98, 000

Educational Requirements
Candidates who hold a master’s or Ph.D. degree in economics will have the best employment prospects and advancement opportunities, but a bachelor’s degree in Economics or Mathematics is also worthwhile. Quantitative skills are important in all economics specialties.

Job Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineering fields are expected to grow 11% with 160,000 job openings.

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