Nuclear engineering

Career overview

My career is nuclear engineering, it's mainly about studying how to make the most efficient power sources.

What you need to succeed

Good classes to take in high school are: Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics and Probability, Technical Writing, and Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra. As far as college, I would need at least a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering. Many employers prefer that applicants have a master's degree.

The cost of education

University of Wisconsin Green Bay : the tuition is $7,758 per year. I would need 31,032 just for the school tuition for four years.

What my parents thought

My mom said that if I lived with her it would cost me 250-300$ for food, for the house I would split the cost, and for books it would cost me up to a thousand just for books.

Grand total for college

housing for amount of time in college (most are for four years with summers off)= $ 17600

food/groceries for the amount of time I will be in college (most are 4 year degrees) = $12,000

gas money for travelling/helping pay for carpooling during time at college (4 yrs.) = $4,800_

clothing money for time at college (typically 4 yrs.) = $1,000

total tuition for total time at college (typically 4 yrs. with summers off = $31,032

GRAND TOTAL COST OF GOING TO COLLEGE (housing, food, gas, clothing, and tuition)= $ 66,432

loans, financial aid, and/or scholarships

Most people will need any one of these because usually they dont just have thousands of dollars sitting around.

Part time jobs

Most people will need a part time job to help with the food, clothing and other payments.

Professional organizations

American nuclear society, American society for engineering education, and society of women engineers.


It has a good pay, studied for the energy and how to make it more efficient, and this job helps people around the world.


You might not find what you are looking for, it takes 6 years of college.


Are you interested in working on something on a subatomic level, then nuclear engineering is for you. You get to work in a lab and study nuclear fusion, you also get an amazing $70,000 starting pay.