Jobs of the Future: Engineering Careers: Perfecting an Imperfect World

Jul 25, 2016

Consistently listed on the best jobs of the future is the world of engineering.gears-1236578_1920

It’s all about designing, creating, building, and putting solutions in place. If you feel like the world around you isn’t perfect yet, become an engineer. You might not make the world perfect, but you’ll be surrounded with people who think the same way.

The reason engineers have such a healthy future is because the future will be full of problems.

How do we feed a planet with 10 billion people?

How do we build houses without using up the world’s resources?

How we do get energy for free?

The more innovation in the world, the more problems there will be to solve. It’s the engineers who design and create the new solutions to answer these problems, and they can even anticipate new ones before they come up.

It doesn’t have to be boring either. Engineers work in a range of exciting places that didn’t even exist a few years ago, much less ever thought about. Have you ever considered becoming a 3D printing engineer? You get to think about the new ways 3D printing will change the world. You could create a 3D printer for food in the third world.

How about space elevator engineers? The future of space travel looks very different to what we have now. A popular concept is to create a series of elevator tubes to move things about in space. Imagine getting to work on a space elevator and calling yourself an orbital elevator engineer? That’s just about the coolest job title yet.

Engineering is involved in every industry, field, science and profession there is. It requires a high level of math and science ability and often a degree in one or both subjects. The good news about this career is that it’s not going away any time soon.

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