Nuclear Engineer

Carter Garland - 2nd Hour Science

Career Overview

They create ways to use radioactive material to create nuclear energy. They also design and modify nuclear reactors and also study atoms.

What You Need to Succeed in Career

Good classes to take in highschool are calculus, chemistry, physics, statistics and probability, technical writing, trigonometry, and advanced algebra. As far as college, I would need a bachelors degree in Nuclear Engineering.

Education Cost

One year at the University of Madison-Wisconsin would cost $10,399 and a full four years would cost $41,596. Everything that is needed for college such as food, clothing, gas money, and tuition would cost $108,596 for four years. I think I would need to apply for loans, financial aid, and scholarships but would not need to get a part time job. I do not see myself in this career in the future because of all the schooling needed.

Associations and Professional Organizations

Pros and Cons

Some pros are, high salary, responsibilities, nature of work. Some cons are, possibility of being exposed to radiation and some people's attitudes toward profession.

Job Advertisement

Have you ever thought about working with radioactive material? If you have, then being a nuclear engineer is for you! You work indoors and work on making nuclear energy with radioactive materials and also fix and design nuclear reactors and study atoms. All you need to get the job is a bachelors degree in nuclear engineering and once you get the job your starting salary will be $72,110 but can be as high as $117,580.