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Engineering as a career

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A power point presentation on engineering as a career: salaries, job outlook, expectations, and more.

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Engineering as a career

  1. 1. byClyde A. Lettsome, PhD, PE, MEM
  2. 2. • What Do Engineers Do?• Types of Engineers• Engineering vs. Engineering Technology• Engineering Job Security & Salaries• What is Expected?• Overview of Expectations• Advantages of Licensing• Career Goals
  3. 3. Engineers use of science and mathknowledge to solve man-kind’s problems“Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been” -Albert Einstein-
  4. 4.  Engineers are solutionists. We solve the worlds problems. This means we create what has never been. We do what we do for the love: ◦ No for the rewards. There is no Nobel Prize for engineering ◦ Most engineers would probably give technology away if they can get their base needs met.
  5. 5.  Aerospace  Environmental Biomedical  Industrial Biomolecular  Materials Chemical  Mechanical Civil  Nuclear and Radiological Computer  Ocean Electrical
  6. 6.  Electrical sub-fields (technical interest area) ◦ Power ◦ Control ◦ Microelectronics ◦ Telecommunication (2) ◦ Instrumentation ◦ Computers (3) ◦ Signal Processing (1) ◦ Optics ◦ RF
  7. 7.  An engineering technologist, is a specialist devoted to the implementation of existing technology within a field of engineering. -Wikipedia- Engineering technology is much more hands- on and less theory based.
  8. 8.  Job Security in almost all Engineering disciplines is good. Why? According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey, the following are the highest anticipated annual salary offer to 2011grads with BS: ◦ 1. Chemical engineering -- $66,886 ◦ 2. Computer science -- $63,017 ◦ 3. Mechanical engineering -- $60,739 ◦ 4. Electrical/electronics and communications engineering -- $60,646 ◦ 5. Computer engineering -- $60,112
  9. 9. ◦ 6. Industrial/manufacturing engineering --$58,549◦ 7. Systems engineering -- $57,497◦ 8. Engineering technology -- $57,176◦ 9. Information sciences & systems -- $56,868◦ 10. Business systems networking/ telecommunications -- $56,808
  10. 10.  Money should not be your motivation. “To those whom much is given, much is expected.” -President John F. Kennedy- “Doctors and Lawyers practice, Engineers have to get it right.” -unknown but told to me by David Mager
  11. 11.  Few cases I have seen, heard, or been a part of  Rocket launches from Cape Canaveral. Local media tells public that rocket has nuclear fuel on board.  Ron Brown killed, along with 34 others, in a 1996 plane crash in Croatia.  911 terrorist turn of transponders in high- jacked planes
  12. 12.  Education – Academic Integrity – Bachelors minimum from an ABET Accredited School – Masters for the competitive market Certifications & Licenses – Professional Engineering (PE) from the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) – Practical Work – Recommendation by a Professional Engineer – Fundamental In Engineering Exam – Professional Engineering Exam – Certifications – Cisco Certification, MS Certifications, etc.
  13. 13.  Prepare, sign and seal, and submit engineering plans to a public authority A legal requirement for those who are in responsible charge of work who wish to pursue a career as a consulting engineer For those considering a career in education More credibility as expert witnesses in court than most engineers.
  14. 14.  Moore’s Law – Technology doubles every 18 to 24 months – Continuing Education – Take classes at a university – Obtain training in your discipline – Attend conferences and webinars – Write papers and reviews – Attend Seminars – Become an active member of a Professional Society – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  15. 15.  Career Tracks –Management – Obtain an MBA or MEM –Technical – Obtain MS in your discipline of Engineering –Research & Education – Obtain a PhD
  16. 16.  My Blog: ClydeLettsome.com Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Youtube SlideShare OpenForum by American Express Yahoo Contributor Ezine

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