mechanical engineering

Aerospace Engineer
Those who have ambitions in the aeronautical or astronautical fields will need to shine a light on aerospace engineering. It's literally rocket science, which means that there are several other disciplines involved, from aerodynamics and propulsion and avionics. You need a bachelor's degree at the very minimum, with a master's degree to be accepted with some employers. Aerospace engineering programs are all ABET accredited, and as you are looking at dealing with rocket science, you're looking at a salary of $109,650 annually.

Petroleum Engineer
Lastly, we have petroleum engineering. We are living in a world where oil and all our natural resources are precious, and so energy companies require the help of petroleum engineers to help them to be the best. You will be responsible for your expertise on water, oil, and gas, and it's this knowledge that will tell your company the suitability of the sites that they hope to drill. Entry-level jobs require a bachelor's degree, and there are master's degree options, too. The average salary for a career in this lucrative industry is $128,230.

We didn’t stop at the highest paying engineering jobs. Field Engineer has curated a list of the most in-demand engineering jobs in the past, along with the most popular engineering jobs currently along with our predictions for the most in-demand jobs of the future. Learn more about the history of the most in-demand engineering jobs.

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