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Mechanical Engineers - Mechanical engineering is one the broadest types of engineering. It's also one of the oldest. Mechanical engineers work in most every industry from oil and gas to manufacturing and are some of the highest paid engineers. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a mechanical engineer. If you're already in the biz, we've got some great stuff for you too.
Petroleum Engineers - Petroleum engineers are responsible not just for the production but the identification of hydrocarbons as well. A petroleum engineer might divide his time between the office and the field. Salaries for petroleum engineers have never been higher, as is demand. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a petroleum engineer. If you're already in the biz, we've got some great stuff for you too.
Electricians - The reasons for becoming an electrician are numerous, ranging from great pay to interesting work to job security. Unlike a career that requires a college degree, you start getting paid from day-1 of your apprenticeship. Come find out how you can get started in your career as an electrician. If you're already in the biz, we've got some great stuff for you too.
Welders - Welders are in high demand these days. As such, salaries are through the roof. If you ever thought of becoming a welder, now is the time. And remember, you get paid while you learn your trade. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a welder. If you're already in the biz, we've got some great stuff for you too.
Plumbers/Pipefitters - Plumbers are one of the, if not THE highest paid tradesmen. Average salaries for plumbers are now above $50,000 per year while a skilled plumber can make as much as $250,000 per year. Plumbers include pipefitters too. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a plumber. If you're already in the biz, we've got some great stuff for you too.
HVAC - Earn great money and have even better job security as an HVAC specialist. While some levels of expertise require an associate's degree, you can get started in the business with just your certification. Or even better, get started as an apprentice and get paid while doing it. Come find out how you can get started in your career as an HVAC technician. If you're already in the biz, we've got some great stuff for you too.
Riggers - Riggers are the backbone of the oil industry, but it's not a trade you learn in school. Rigging is a hands-on business that is leanred in the field through on-the-job training. Formal apprenticeships are available for those who want to get paid while they learn a skilled trade. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a rigger. If you're already in the biz, we've got some great stuff for you too.
Instrumentation - A career in instrumentation means working with motor controls and data networks. It can mean learning to work with process control control and even hardware programming. Or, maybe you'd like to become an instrumentation engineer. Come find out how you can get started in your career as an instrumentation specialist.
Boilers/Pressure Vessels- Ever wonder what powers the heating and cooling ventilation systems in those huge buildings? It's boilers and everything that goes along with them, like pumps, motors, valves, and more. Get paid while learning through an apprenticeship. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a boiler operator.
Licensed Contractors - General contractors get the work done! They organize the work on construction sites of all types; hire and supervise subcontractors. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a licensed contractor.
Elevator Inspectors - Elevator inspectors are not just in charge of inspections and making sure elevators are working properly and up to code, they also focus on escalators and other lift equipment. While most inspectors do get on-the-job training, they are required to be licensed. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a licensed contractor.
Chemical Engineering - Before there were chemical engineers there were chemists and there were engineers. Chemical engineers have a technical knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, materials science and information technology. Becoming a chemical engineer requires an education, but the benefits are well worth the cost. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a chemical engineer.
Marine Engineering - Marine engineers specialize in the design, construction and maintenance of vehicles and structures used on or around water. This means navy technology as well as offshore oil and gas drilling. Marine engineers average $90,000 per year and max out in the hundreds of thousands, but they do require extension education. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a marine engineer.
Civil Engineering - While some see civil engineers as a jack-of-all trades, in reality they serve as overseers for most industries. It's civil engineers who oversee such grand projects as the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, even the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Becoming a civil engineer requires a college education, but many civil engineers then go on to work on some of the biggest projects of their day. Come find out how you can get started in your career as a civil engineer.
Electrical Engineering - Electrical engineers specialize in everything from power grids to electronics. The field encompasses so many facets that for electrical engineers, jobs are plentiful. They are exciting and rewarding, too. Come find out how you can get started in your career as an electrical engineer.
Safety Engineering - Safety engineers are active in most every industry. They ensure that the workplace meets specified safety requirements as set forth by OSHA. Education for a safety engineer encompasses a variety of courses such as algebra, trigonometry and calculus while in high school, along with science courses such as biology, physics and chemistry. Come find out how you can get started in your career as an safety engineer.
Environmental Engineering - Environmental engineers are more in demand today than ever before. They help to identify potential issues as to the environment when it comes to the business of industry, and design solutions for those problems. Environmental engineers must complete college-level courses in math, physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. Come find out how you can get started in your career as an environmental engineer.
Architecture- Architects listen to their clients tell them what they want or need, then design buildings to fit the client, the function, and the place. Then, they figure out how and from what it's to be constructed, direct a variety of engineers to calculate the particulars of structure, hvac, lighting, plumbing, etc., take bids for construction, worry through the permits for the building, accessibility, etc., and observe construction through to completion. One hopes the client will be pleased and others will follow suit. And hope against hope, prizes will be given, history will remember.
Maps - Not so simple! Maps come in all shapes, sizes, and media types...and some don't even look like maps. But they all have a geographical base in common: to navigate by land, sea, or air; to explore for oil, gas, and other mineral resources; to relate information such as a customer base in an geographical information system; or for some other scientific or industrial use such as climate and meteorological studies.