If you’re thinking of studying engineering in college, you’re thinking smart. Recent engineering graduates are in demand from Coast to Coast. And engineering grads don’t only find jobs, they earn top dollar too.
According to data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers that Lauren Weber reports in a recent post on The Wall Street Journal’s At Work Blog, seven out of the 10 top-paying jobs for recent college graduates are in engineering. They include: petroleum engineering (average starting salary: $93,500); computer engineering ($71,700); chemical engineering ($67,600); aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering ($64,400); mechanical engineering ($64,000); electrical/electronics and communications engineering ($63,400); and engineering technology ($62,200).
Engineers Find Jobs and Earn Top Dollar
As those figures show, this is a great time to study engineering in college. And if you’d like to study engineering online, you’ve found the best place to get started – right here at StraighterLine.
Many of StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges are nationally recognized for excellence in teaching engineering. Better yet, many offer introductory programs that offer future engineers a great way to begin their studies. Here are just a few examples . . .
- Charter Oak State College offers an undergraduate concentration in engineering studies.
- Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers great programs that include an online major in Software Engineering & Analysis.
- Jefferson Community & Technical College offers a great selection of technical courses that can open the door to engineering studies at Kentucky’s state schools.
- Thomas Edison State College offers a unique two-year online Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology.
Those are only four examples of StraighterLine Partner Colleges where you can start your engineering studies. Be sure to investigate them all.
How to Get Started Today
Beginning your studies at a StraighterLine Partner College is simple. After taking college courses online at StraighterLine, transfer the credits you have earned to the Partner College of your choice and begin your studies there. Sound simple? It is. Call a StraighterLine enrollment counselor at (877) 787-8375 for help selecting a program and to learn more about earning your degree.
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