Nuclear Engineer

Nuclear Enineers design and operate nuclear power plants

Work Environment

Nuclear Engineers typically work in offices, however their work setting depends on which job they are employed. They have a medium level of social contact, they talk to co-workers and researchers but mostly spend time alone.


The yearly salary for a Nuclear Engineer is 99,920

How to become this type of engineer

  • You must have a bachelors degree in Nuclear Engineering.

Job Outlook

Employment of nuclear engineers is expected to grow 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

What Nuclear Engineers do?

Nuclear Engineers design and operate power plants, nuclear propulsion systems, radiation sources, and detectors for deep space missions.