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How Much Do Engineers Earn?
Aerospace Engineers
Chemical Engineers
Civil Engineers
Electrical Engineers
Industrial Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Nuclear Engineers
Petroleum Engineers
Sales Engineers

$33.34
$36.39
$27.35
$33.94
$26.49
$26.20
$33.24
$36.75
$33.59
In the United States, there always seems to be a shortage of qualified engineers.  This means that engineering is one of the hottest careers with some new college graduates starting out at $75,000 per year.  According to statistics gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage for various engineering professions is as follows:
College Professors Earn High Wages

According to the Federal Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who teach at the university level earn higher hourly wages than almost all other professions. The hourly wages listed below are the median wages earned in recent years.
Economics Teachers
Physics Teachers
Medical Science Teachers
Law Teachers
Natural Science Teachers
Engineering Teachers
Sociology Teachers
Education Teachers
Theology Teachers
History Teachers
Business / Marketing Teachers
English Teachers
Math Teachers
Social Science Teachers
Chemistry Teachers
Biological Science Teachers
Earth / Marine Science Teachers
Political Science Teachers
$54.47
$52.95
$51.20
$51.15
$44.37
$42.29
$39.74
$39.33
$39.14
$39.07
$38.34
$37.85
$37.82
$37.63
$37.52
$37.46
$37.39
$36.17
The Ten Fastest Growing Occupations in the USA

According to the Federal Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics occupations that are expected to grow the fastest in the upcoming years are as follows:
Occupation
Medical assistants
Network systems and data communications analysts
Physician assistants ***
Social and human service assistants
Home health aides
Medical records and health information technicians
Physical therapist aides and assistants
Computer software engineers, applications
Computer software engineers, systems software
***One of top paying jobs requiring a four year degree
% Growth
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The Ten Occupations with The Largest Job Growth

According to the Federal Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics occupations that will experience the highest job growth in the near future. The term "highest job growth" means that more jobs will be created in these fields than in other occupations.
Registered nurses ***
Postsecondary teachers ***
Retail salespersons
Customer service representatives
Combined food preparation and serving workers
Cashiers, except gaming
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
General and operations managers ***
Waiters and waitresses
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants


***Those who work in these fields are among the highest paid workers in the USA