Top 10 High Paying Jobs

Top 10 High Paying Jobs which need engineering degree and only hard working candidates can pursue. Making a career in Engineering is not as easy as it sounds. Of course, the course work is taxing however, choosing a course is also difficult given the amount of programs and fields to explore in engineering. There are multiple branches of engineering today and choosing one is dependent on a couple of factors that are important before you take the plunge.

Often, engineering students mull over the question of what can be the best or top or the highest paying engineering branch. Many experts advice these students to follow their interest or liking but without realizing that just after schooling, it is not possible to gauge interest in an unknown field.

Competition for engineering jobs can be quite competitive, and as with most careers, candidates who complete formal education, gain work experience and display skill are often preferred over individuals with less education, experience, and skill. Here are the Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Engineering.

  1. Computer Science:
    Be it banking, airlines, insurance, railways, hospitals, hospitality or IT field, everywhere there is a requirement of software solution. The billions of devices produced in every sector from automobile to aerospace need microprocessor control, which are software driven. It is not only development or coding of these services and devices but also testing and life-time support, which needs CSE engineers in drove. This demand is not going to go away ever, albeit may slow down for limited periods. The major chunk of jobs offered in India, every year, are for CS engineers.
  2. Mechanics:
    India always had robust heavy-manufacturing industries like steel, metal, forging, automobile and mining. All these industries require steady inflow of fresh engineering graduates. With the advent of automation, more & more engineers are required to monitor, supervise and fault-diagnose these systems. Mechanical engineers are also required in IT sector to design & develop ERP solutions as they are supposed to have better understanding of manufacturing and production processes.
  3. Petroleum:
    Petroleum Engineers are responsible for finding the most efficient and profitable means of extracting oil and gas from rock formations far below the earth. They design and develop ways to use water, chemicals, gases and steam to force oil out of reserves, perform research, develop drill plans, and ensure proper maintenance and function of oil and gas extraction equipment. Petroleum Engineers also develop means of connecting oil and gas deposits to new or existing wells.
  4. Nuclear:
    Nuclear Engineers research nuclear energy and radiation for industrial and medical use. They design and create the processes, instrumentation, equipment, and systems which contain nuclear materials used in multiple industries, from spacecraft to medical imaging devices. They also maintain and monitor nuclear operations within facilities to ensure safety, identify violations of nuclear regulations and laws, give instructions regarding the handling and disposal of nuclear waste, and develop preventative measures for nuclear accidents.
  5. Software:
    Software Engineers blend computer science, mathematics, and engineering to design, develop, test, and maintain software or computer systems. They focus on user needs and write computer programs. Many work closely with teams of other computer science and engineering experts to secure, install, or develop advanced computer systems and software. Software Engineers also resolve any operational, security, or function issues with software, computer systems, and internal computer networks.
  6. Aerospace:
    Aerospace Engineers design, develop, and test aircraft, satellites, spacecraft, missiles, and other air or spacecraft products for the military, commercial, or private use. They research and determine the safety of proposed aircraft projects and parts. Aerospace Engineers also evaluate products to ensure they meet customer requirements, engineering specifications, and quality standards. Aerospace Engineers identify and develop solutions for malfunctioning or damaged aircraft, spacecraft, and parts.
  7. Electrics:
    This is the oldest and core branch of engineering which always had steady demand in terms of employability. All electricity boards, power sector organizations like NTPC, PSUs, railways, defence forces, manufacturing sector etc require electrical, electrical & electronic and electrical & instrumentation engineers. They are also hired by IT sector for ERP solutions and for even software development.
  8. Chemical:
    There are a lot of elements in nature which intrigue and amuse a person. Chemistry, Physics and Biology make up the field of Science. These are then used along with mathematics and economics to transform, produce, and use chemical elements, energy and materials. It is a risky yet exciting field and the need to find new mixtures and elements that are sustainable in nature has raised the demand of chemical engineers.
  9. Materials:
    As can be gathered from the name itself, materials engineering deals with discovery and designing of new materials. There is a lot of scope for materials engineering graduates in terms of pay as well as opportunities.
  10. Biomedical:
    Biomedical Engineers focus upon improving the quality, efficiency, safety, and effectiveness of medical systems and products. They analyze, design, and resolve problems with biology and medicine. Biomedical Engineers create artificial organs, devices, and machines used to replace body parts and diagnose medical issues.

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