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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
A bachelor’s degree is required for most entry-level jobs. Licensing requirements include a professional degree, practical work training, and passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam or the Architect Registration Examination.

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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