Careers in Engineering

What do engineers really do? How do they spend their days?

The answers will surprise you, especially if you think they mostly sit at a desk doing math. Engineers do it all: design, invent, fix, improve, research, travel, present, inspect, draw, write, calculate—but most of all, they work with really interesting people on great projects that are changing the world for the better.

There is perhaps no other career that spans so many areas—healthcare, agriculture, entertainment, business, and more. Check out the many and varied ways the work of engineers is making a difference in all our lives.

Man's hand with a compass. Mechanical engineer at work.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural & Biosystems
  • Bioengineering & Biomedical
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical  Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • and many more

For additional information and engineering resources, see Educating Engineers.