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5 years
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Precision Engineering Requirements

Precision engineering is an integral part of the manufacturing chain for all kinds of sophisticated products, ranging from the smallest semiconductor wafer to cutting-edge medical devices, advanced aerospace components and the largest drill bits used in oil exploration.

Precision engineers utilize the principles of precision engineering, applied physics, mechatronics and manufacturing to help transfer new technologies, discoveries, and inventions into machines or products that satisfy demanding accuracy, repeatability and speed requirements.

A degree in precision engineering provides hands-on training to equip future precision engineering professionals in cutting-edge precision manufacturing, machining and laser processing technologies.

Precision Engineering Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Precision Engineering degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Precision Engineering degrees have experience in is Pump Operator, followed by Ship Engineer, Explosives Worker, HVAC Technician, Electrician, Mechanical Engineer, Quality Control Inspector, Sales Engineer, Restaurant Manager, and Retail Salesperson.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Pump Operator 5.3% 0.0% 1003.9×
Ship Engineer 5.0% 0.0% 496.3×
Explosives Worker 4.9% 0.0% 291.9×
HVAC Technician 4.6% 0.1% 47.8×
Electrician 9.1% 0.3% 27.8×
Mechanical Engineer 9.1% 0.4% 21.8×
Quality Control Inspector 4.6% 0.2% 26.8×
Sales Engineer 4.6% 0.2% 29.2×
Restaurant Manager 4.6% 0.8% 5.6×
Retail Salesperson 4.5% 3.5% 1.3×

Precision Engineering Salary

Precision 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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Precision Engineering Underemployment

Precision 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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