What engineering degree gives the best job prospects?

It's hard to see how engineers are needed in society. I've needed the services of a doctor, lawyer nurse but I can't say I've ever employed an engineer.

There are so many specialities to engineering and I'm just wondering which is the best bet.

I already have a biological science degree but honestly it's about as useful as toilet paper.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The very fact that you can't see what engineers are doing actually shows how well they do it. The computer you are using right now for example was designed an engineered by teams of engineers. Best job in the world if you ask me.

    My advice (having recruited over 50 engineers) is to get a generalist engineering degree (from a good university if possible). Medical engineering does have excellent job prospects but the specific Medical Engineering degrees available aren't as useful and the general degrees. So either a mechanical, electrical of software engineering degree would serve you best.

    If salary matters then currently softies get paid the most and mechanical engineers get paid the least but this is simply supply and demand and with every diving into software engineering there will soon be a shortage of mechanical engineers so the salary balance will shift.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Both of these guys are wrong. There hasn't been a ground breaking advance in mechanical engineering in 100 years. Sure there are jobs but mechanical engineers are some of the lowest paid.

    Optical engineering is nonsense. If you want to do that get a degree in physics or optometry. An optical engineering degree would be toilet paper too.

    Computer/Electrical Engineering. Specifically embedded systems and electronics are hot right now.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Engineers normally work for companies and corporations. Others have their own business.

    If you want to work for engineering companies, chemical and petrochemical plants, petroleum refineries, and pharmaceutical plants, consider chemical engineering.

    If you want to be involved in building roads and bridges, design and construction of structures and buildings, then take civil and structural engineering.

    The most common is mechanical engineering. But with a biological science degree, the best bet is chemical engineering.

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  • Lee
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    1 decade ago

    electrical engineer 45 dollars an hour today you need to be specialised in your job field in today's market that's like my friend he had a degree in political science if you can go into the military its very useful its also good for law enforcement if you have 3 years of government service you can get into the FBI a lot of jobs in there

  • 1 decade ago

    Bio-chemical, Chemical, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical,

  • 1 decade ago

    The one that gives you the best job is the one you have better contacts in or the one that you love and you are willing to work hard for it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Optical Engineer.

  • 1 decade ago

    mechanical engineering offers the most fields in which one can find a job...others are too specific and narrow, e.g., petroleum engineering, etc.

  • 1 decade ago

    Quantity surveyor

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