I remember when I was about to choose an engineering course to study at the university. I rejected mechanical engineering because I thought it will lead to a car mechanic; I rejected civil engineering because I thought they only build bridges.
I thought to myself, “How often do we build bridges in this country?” I rejected electrical engineering because I thought they only work at the national electricity company, fixing power failure. With that, I ended up with Petroleum engineering. Living in an oil producing country, it’s not hard to see how that would lead to a fulfilling career. Well, I later learned that my assumptions about these engineering fields were all wrong. You can actually build a successful career in any of these and most other engineering fields. Engineering is one of the fastest growing and highest paying professions in the world. So in today’s opera Post I bring you, the top 10 highest paying engineering jobs. While you are here, consider following my page for more educative videos like this.
10. Civil engineer.
contrary to my teenage self’s believes, that civil engineers only build Bridges, this engineering field is broken down into sub-discipline-structural: probably the most prominent type of civil engineering. it involves structural design and analysis of building, bridges, Towers, Turners, flyovers, offshore structures and other man-made project.
construction: deals with the planning and logistical side of Building and construction work and is more business-focused.
Environmental: involve sanitary engineering, including hazardous waste management procedures and environmental remediation work. Transportation: involves designing, monitoring and transportation routes, including roads, highways, railway systems, canals, airports, ports and mass Transit system.
Coastal: similar to water resources engineering (which Focuses on more inland water management such as dams) coastal engineering deals with erosion and water defences particularly in vulnerable areas. Although this are the more prominent areas, there are many others of subspecialties, aside from military engineering, this is the oldest to engineering discipline in the world.
Well Mechanical Engineers don’t necessary end up under-the-hood fixing cars. Mechanical engineering is a very broad discipline and at its core, is essentially the design and Maintenance of anything that is composed of moving parts. It require a strong understanding and comprehension of the following key areas: mechanics, Dynamics and thermodynamics, Material science, structural analysis, electricity. It is most common area of Engineering and as such it is applicable across the industry and field. as a result mechanical engineering are highly employable by almost any large organisation that owns factories or manufacturing plant.
8. Industrial Engineer.
In a world businesses are constantly looking to optimise production and manufacturing costs, eliminate wastefulness and complying with environmental obligations. Industrial engineers can be worth their weight in gold. Tasked with identifying and implementing solutions to these problems, they combine data analysis with hands-on knowledge and awareness of on the ground practice. integrating machineries, people, materials and information into their processes as a result they need to be as adept in dealing with human as do anything mechanical.
7. Biomedical Engineer.
Biomedical engineer is seen as the bridge between medicine and conventional engineering, using advances in biological Sciences to develop machineries and tools that can help to diagnose, monitor and treat medical conditions and injuries. There are many large bio-med companies companies competing in this lucrative markets, such as Johnson and Johnson and the medical divisions of both Siemens and GE.
6. Electrical engineer.
Again Electrical Engineers do a lot more, than work with National electrical power company fixing power failures. Electrical engineers are subject matter experts in all things electric. Employing their finely tuned skills to a wide varieties of industry. roads and location. They can be responsible for designing and running power station as well as developing commercial product or designing and implementing control system. Basically if there’s an AC current involved then it is likely that an electrical engineer would have had something to do with it. as a result electrical engineering are employable in nearly every industry and as technology advances so too do their jobs and salary prospects.
5. Chemical Engineers.
Chemical engineers do more than spend their career in a chemistry Laboratories or although there is a demand in academia and research. chemical engineers typically work for commercial businesses, who seek to transform chemicals, materials and energy sources into usable products such as plastics and other synthetic. As well as traditional engineering skills such as science and mathematics. The commercial nature of this job also demand a working knowledge of Economics. There are many larger multinational companies that specialise in chemical engineering.
4. Software Engineer.
Software engineers write, test, implements and update the software code, that is used by computer, applications and other digital platform. As a result it is important to possess excellent programming skills, as well as an aptitude for problem solving. As we move further into the digital age, Software engineer jobs are increasing jobs of the near future. Although any company that runs its own database is required software engineer. They form the core working body of many innovative tech giants such as Apple, Google and Facebook.
3. Computer and hardware Engineer.
Hardware Engineering not to be confused with software engineering, is a combination of electrical engineering and computer science. And is used to build component that are used in computer, network system and other commercial products. As our world becomes increasingly digital computer engineering is emerging as a sought after and highly valued profession. As an added bonus, many of the company who are seeking this skills are often named among the top companies to work for.
2. Aerospace Engineer.
Aerospace engineering is basically concerned with the development and maintenance of either aircraft (aeronautical) all spacecraft( astronautically). Due to its complex nature, it usually broken down and divided into further engineering sub-discipline such as avionics, aerodynamics and proportion. Most of the large aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus offers opposition directly, although it also possible to work for part specific companies such as GE Or Rolls-Royce who build engines. This is generally the second highest paying Engineering jobs in the world.
1. Petroleum Engineers.
The number one highest paid engineering jobs on my list is petroleum engineering. The discovery and recovery of natural oil and gas is perhaps the most lucrative business Enterprise in the word. In fact, six of the top ten richest company in the world by revenue are oil and gas company and is such a high stack industry, energy companies rely primarily on the expertise of petroleum engineers. experts on the physical behaviour of water or oil and gas petroleum engineers are compensated handsomely by the global energy companies that hire them. The drawback is that petroleum engineer are restricted to a particular industry.
In conclusion careers in engineering are enormously varied, with opportunities to work in fascinating fields and get well paid, especially in the energy and IT sectors. Which engineering field do you have interesting in, Let us know in the comments section below. Thank you for Reading.