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Top 10 Highest Paying Engineering Degrees

Shane Hummus2022-01-21
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The video explores the highest paying engineering degrees, highlighting nuclear engineering as a lucrative option with early career salaries at $73,000 and mid-career at $124,000. It discusses computer systems, aeronautical, aerospace, chemical, and electrical power engineering, emphasizing career paths and mid-career pay ranges. Systems engineering is noted for its project management skills and potential for industrial engineering careers. Petroleum engineering is the top-paying degree, while combining electrical engineering with computer science offers high-paying opportunities. The video underscores the value of engineering degrees for problem-solving and practical skills in various industries.

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Highlights of Nuclear Engineering Careers
00:27
Emphasis on the importance of passion in choosing a career and the potential future of nuclear energy.
Early career salaries around $73,000, increasing to $124,000 mid-career.
Job availability expected to decline over the next decade due to industry fluctuations.
Various sectors within nuclear engineering highlighted, including commercial power, defense, and waste management.
Overview of Computer Systems Engineering and Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering.
02:46
Computer systems engineering combines computer science, mathematics, and engineering to integrate technology into business and personal life.
Starting salary for computer systems engineering is around $74,000, increasing to $124,000 mid-career, with career paths including computer engineer, systems analyst, and software developer.
Aeronautical or aerospace engineering focuses on designing aircraft and spacecraft, ideal for those passionate about flying.
Marine engineering involves ocean-related structures like submarines and boats, with a starting salary of $74,000 and mid-career pay of $125,000.
Overview of Chemical and Electrical Engineering Careers.
06:41
Chemical engineering combines chemistry and engineering to create and transform materials, with mid-career pay around $128,000.
It offers flexibility and job opportunities similar to petroleum engineering.
Electrical power engineering focuses on electric power generation, transmission, and distribution, with mid-career pay around $100,000.
It is a subfield of electrical engineering, offering career paths in construction and various fields like design engineering, renewables, utilities, and project management.
Systems engineers excel in project management by coordinating various engineering disciplines to work on complex projects like aircraft or cars.
07:50
The starting salary for systems engineers is $74,000 with mid-career pay reaching $132,000.
Systems engineering opens pathways to industrial engineering careers and offers a unique blend of technical expertise and project management.
The degree is valuable for aspiring entrepreneurs and is ideal for problem-solving and practical skills.
Engineering degrees, including systems engineering, are the top degree for creating millionaires.
High-paying degrees in engineering and technology.
11:25
Petroleum engineering offers a starting salary of $92,000/year and mid-career pay of $182,000.
Chemical engineering provides more flexibility and stability than petroleum engineering.
Combining electrical engineering with computer science leads to high-paying career opportunities.
The tech industry offers lucrative benefits, bonuses, and stock options for starting a business.