What You Need To Know To Pursue A Career In Field Engineering


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A field engineer is expected to have a strong footing in two main subjects - mathematics and science. The field engineer is expected to provide affordable solutions based on the principles of science and mathematics for technical problems faced in the industry.

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What You Need To Know To Pursue A Career In Field Engineering

  1. 1. What You Need ToKnow To Pursue ACareer In FieldEngineering
  2. 2. • A field engineer is expected to have a strong footing in two mainsubjects - mathematics and science. The field engineer is expected toprovide affordable solutions based on the principles of science andmathematics for technical problems faced in the industry.• A field engineer’s job is to find applications for the latest scientificdiscoveries that may benefit the company. A field engineer on theaverage spends more time working outdoors at various job sites thanworking indoors. This article offers valuable information for all thosejob aspirants who wish to pursue Field Engineer jobs.
  3. 3. • The basic educational requirement for those who wish to pursue acareer in field engineering is a Bachelor of Science degree inmechanical engineering, chemical engineering, constructionmanagement, electrical engineering, civil engineering or other relatedfield.• Students should also be aware that it typically takes four years tocomplete a bachelor’s engineering course to qualify for jobs likechemical engineering jobs.Educational Requirement
  4. 4. • The duties and responsibilities of a field engineer vary depending onhis experience and area of expertise. The duties of a field engineerinvolve the installation of hardware, maintenance, or repair of installedproducts.• A field engineer can also be expected to do research, develop, design,and test the devices and machines used on engineering sites. A fieldengineer supervises the construction of structures like buildings, roads,tunnels, bridges, airports, water supply, dams, and sewage systems.Responsibilities And Duties
  5. 5. • Field engineers can also choose to provide services to the publicdirectly once they get their licensure from the state. This can prove tobe a great alternative for those who wish to be independent, instead ofworking under someone, as is the case with a majority of jobs for fieldengineers.• In order to set up one’s own business, field engineers need to study anaccredited engineering degree program from an Accreditation Boardfor Engineering Technology (ABET) school.Importance Of Licensure
  6. 6. • A field engineer should also have worked for a period of four years andcompleted a state examination. In order to qualify for the licensure,graduates need to take the Initial Fundamentals of Engineeringexamination and after gaining work experience, they need to take thePrinciples and Practice of Engineering examination.• Field engineers who have received licensure from one state need notworry about its applicability in other states. A majority of statesrecognize licensure received from other states.Importance Of Licensure
  7. 7. • Most field engineers work on-sites that require them to travel to variouslocations. There is a lot of demand for field engineers in industries likeconstruction, oilfield services, information technology services, andengineering services.• This article throws light on the various aspects of a career in fieldengineering. Job aspirants will find this article useful in understandingwhat it takes to have a successful career in field engineering.Job Outlook