Now that we’ve established beyond any reasonable doubt that it’s good to be an engineer, let’s close our series on engineering careers by figuring out what makes a good engineer. Back in May, we released a video celebrating the engineer. This in turn inspired us to explore some of the many reasons why you might… Continue Reading »
As I’m sure many of you will already be well aware, Thanksgiving was celebrated in the USA last week. Here in the UK we don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving, and so the turkeys on this side of the pond enjoy a few more weeks before the Christmas festivities begin. Even so, last week I took a… Continue Reading »
My first reaction upon hearing the Chinese were successful at launching their lunar probe was, to some at least, not polite: “Good! I hope the send up a HD camera and film them planting a huge Chinese flag in front of the American one!” Now granted, we don’t exactly know what China plans to do… Continue Reading »
The next stop in our tour of engineering job opportunities is petroleum engineering. The 2012 median pay for petroleum engineers was $130,280. In 2010, there were approximately 30,200 materials engineering jobs in the U.S., and over the next 10 years, that number is expected to grow to 35,300 — a 17% growth rate, about as fast as average for all occupations.