Plastics engineering

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What type of work do people in this career perform?

Plastic engineers make play sets, shoes, bottles, and many more.

What is the current salary of this occupation?

An average plastic engineer makes about $55,000 annually, but it depends how much they work.

Here are some examples of plastic:

What are the working conditions? Inside/Outside? Office/Plant/Lab?

Plastic engineers don’t work in a specific place, because they vary their working environments, but the designing would be in an office, or a laboratory.

What are the major job responsibilities?

Plastic engineers have to measure very accurately, and even one error could ruin the whole project.

Is there a demand for this job in the future?

I think there will not be a demand for plastic engineers in the future because since plastic becomes a waste, people are trying to stop that, and the world would be a lot cleaner if there weren't any plastic bags or cups on the side of the street.


What kind of education is needed for this type of work?

To be a plastic engineer, you have to take these courses in college:


  • Calculus
  • Computer Science and Programming
  • English Composition
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

What impact do you think engineers will have on your future?

I think engineers will have a big impact on the future, because everything we see or use are made by engineers are all kinds. In the future, engineers will continue to innovate products, and make life way easier.

Do you think you’d be interested in pursuing a career in engineering? Why or why not?

I do think I would be interested in pursuing a career in engineering, but in the medical field, because I want to become a veterinarian when I am older.