There are currently an estimated 17,700 nuclear engineers in the United States. The nuclear engineer job market is expected to grow by 4.0% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are nuclear engineers?
CareerExplorer rates nuclear engineers with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 5,300 nuclear engineers. That number is based on 700 additional nuclear engineers, and the retirement of 4,600 existing nuclear engineers.
What’s the supply of nuclear engineers?
The nuclear engineer industry is concentrated in Virginia, Washington, Pennsylvania
Nuclear Engineer job market by state
|State Name||Employed Nuclear Engineers|
|District of Columbia||100|