Engineering Degrees – Post Military Career Option

An engineering degree, post military, can be critical to a long career in this field as many job positions require at least a bachelors degree.  The good news is that your military training may already qualify you for college credits.  Combine that with your Post 9-11 GI Bill assistance, other forms of Veterans Affair benefits and military discounts offered by colleges and universities, and you’re already on your way to earning an engineering degree.

Degree options to pursue a career in engineering include:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Gas Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Compensation according to the Department of Labor’s National Compensation Survey:

Career Mean Earnings Median Earnings
Engineering occupations  $   72,638  $   68,700
Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists  $   60,634  $   54,184
Surveyors  $   66,688  $   58,180
Engineers  $   85,001  $   81,748
Aerospace engineers  $106,795  $105,768
Chemical engineers  $   92,263  $   87,214
Civil engineers  $   75,105  $   72,270
Computer hardware engineers  $   98,318  $   97,868
Electrical and electronics engineers  $   85,263  $   81,948
Electrical engineers  $   84,039  $   81,948
Electronics engineers, except computer  $   86,459  $   81,910
Environmental engineers  $   79,206  $   75,356
Industrial engineers, including health and safety  $   78,926  $   76,211
Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors  $   88,868  $   76,045
Industrial engineers  $   76,545  $   76,319
Materials engineers  $   81,447  $   74,360
Mechanical engineers  $   76,744  $   73,882
Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers  $   98,109  $   80,808
Nuclear engineers  $   90,029  $   87,372
Petroleum engineers  $115,323  $105,000
Drafters  $   51,632  $   46,700
Electrical and electronics drafters  $   44,789  $   46,717
Mechanical drafters  $   50,591  $   46,634
Engineering technicians, except drafters  $   51,718  $   52,000
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians  $   59,219  $   57,183
Civil engineering technicians  $   39,906  $   36,442
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians  $   50,283  $   51,929
Electro-mechanical technicians  $   54,629  $   55,707
Environmental engineering technicians  $   45,782  $   40,404
Industrial engineering technicians  $   53,586  $   53,412
Mechanical engineering technicians  $   57,500  $   51,667
Surveying and mapping technicians  $   46,631  $   44,200



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