Graduate Salary
2 years
Avg Length

Power Engineering Requirements

Power engineering students study thermodynamics, electricity and electronics, and refrigeration and air conditioning. Students also gain skills in mechanical drafting, blueprint reading, technical mathematics and physics. Graduates can work as operators or managers for power and heating plants, as consultants with engineering firms and as boiler and pressure vessel inspectors.

Power Engineering Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Power Engineering degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Power Engineering degrees have experience in is Power Engineer, followed by Electrical Engineer, Engineer, Electrician, Purchasing Manager, Software Engineer, Sales Engineer, Public Relations Specialist, Logistician, and Computer Programmer.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Power Engineer 4.4% 0.0% 207.1×
Electrical Engineer 0.8% 0.3% 3.2×
Engineer 6.4% 1.0% 6.5×
Electrician 2.5% 0.3% 7.5×
Purchasing Manager 1.7% 0.1% 12.6×
Software Engineer 1.6% 0.7% 2.2×
Sales Engineer 1.7% 0.2% 10.8×
Public Relations Specialist 0.8% 0.3% 2.5×
Logistician 1.7% 0.2% 9.1×
Computer Programmer 2.4% 0.7% 3.3×

Power Engineering Salary

Power Engineering graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
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Power Engineering Underemployment

Power Engineering graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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