10 Highest-Paying STEM Jobs Blerds Should Consider

Petroleum Engineer

A petroleum engineer is involved in nearly all of the stages of oil and gas field evaluation, development and production. The aim of their work is to maximize hydrocarbon recovery at minimum cost while maintaining a strong emphasis on reducing environmental impact, via United Kingdom Prospects’ website.

Median pay for recent grads with a bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience or less: $88,700

Nuclear Engineer

Nuclear engineers research and develop ways that we can benefit from using nuclear energy and radiation. According to All Job Openings’ website, they solve problems in energy, agriculture, science and other industries. Many are also employed at universities where they serve as professors and conduct research.

Median pay for recent grads with a bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience or less: $62,900

Marine Engineer

Marine engineers design, maintain and repair the mechanical systems that are used in aircraft carriers, sailboats, submarines, cargo ships and other marine vessels. Marine engineers are responsible for overseeing the construction and installation of the equipment they design, as reported on All Job Openings’ website.

Median pay for recent grads with a bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience or less: $62,200

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