Top Engineering Jobs and Careers

Updated: November 27, 2019

If you love to solve problems and find out how the world works, engineering is a natural career choice. But it’s also a vast field, with many job options. Think about what makes you tick: Is it planes or trains? HVAC or electrical? Dams or bridges? Then, check out some popular engineering careers below.

  1. Civil Engineer – You love planes, trains, and automobiles, so you design, construct, and manage infrastructure projects to keep everything running smoothly.
  2. Mechanical Engineer – Heat cold rooms, design generators and gas turbines, and develop other mechanical systems to ensure everything keeps running.
  3. Electrical Engineer – You’re the one who keeps the lights on, developing and testing electrical systems and equipment.
  4. Aerospace Engineer – If you always wanted to be a real rocket scientist, this is the career for you. Aerospace engineers stay on the ground, but their work on aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles takes them above the clouds.
  5. Drafting Engineer – You’re the artist of the engineers, drafting and designing blueprints and technical drawings for products and systems.
  6. Computer Engineer – Computers need some help to get up and running just like everything else. Design and operate hardware and networks, with a side of programming, in this popular career.