Engineering Your Future – 5 Ways to Use Your Degree

Engineering Your Future - 5 Ways to Use Your Degree - Guest Blog by Rachelle Wilber | JLV College Counseling Blog

A degree in engineering can create a bright future. There are a broad range of potential careers available with an engineering degree. Engineers enjoy the challenge that comes with their work, providing a healthy balance of intellectual development and financial security. Here are some potential paths for someone with an engineering degree.

Engineering Careers

There are a variety of engineering careers available depending on what branch one specializes in. Some of the specializations under the engineering umbrella include chemical, aeronautical, electrical and civil. Chemical engineers find themselves turning raw chemicals into everyday products. Aeronautical engineers work with civil and military aircraft as they research and develop these vehicles. Mechanical and Electrical engineers work with processes and designs within their respective spheres. These engineers apply their scientific, logical and mathematical principles to their work.


Many graduates with an engineering degree do not always work directly in their field. For instance, engineering degrees can be useful when it comes to the world of academia. These professors guide and mentor aspiring scientists in developing problem solving skills and technical knowledge. Many of these teachers specialize in particular areas and may also conduct research in a university.

Technical Writing

Engineering graduates who have a talent for writing and love of research may consider becoming a technical writer. Technical writers are used to create instructions and descriptions for services or products. These writers work in a broad variety of fields, making the experience that comes with an engineering degree useful.


Engineering degrees are not only useful for scientific or academic purposes. In fact, businesses benefit greatly from engineering experience. Candidates with engineering degrees could find themselves working in technical sales; working on the research and development of a product. Others may wish to become involved in supply chain management; which works with material management and logistical functions.

Intellectual Property

Career seekers with a degree in engineering may wish to become a patent attorney. Engineering degrees provide the technical expertise needed to secure a job in this field. Potential patent attorneys require skill in communications and customer service. Patent attorneys can find themselves working for both organizations and private practices.

An engineering degree can provide a rewarding career in many fields. From business to academia, an engineering degree carries a broad banner. Find the field that best fits you and your expertise. With an engineer degree, the possibilities are limitless.

Guest Post by Rachelle Wilber | JLV College Counseling BlogRachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.



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