Nuclear Engineer

By: Jesse Lockton

Overview

Nuclear Engineers use the power within atoms to help solve problems that face the world every day. They also design power plants that use nuclear energy to power homes and businesses without producing greenhouse gasses that are harmful to the Earth's environment.

Key Requirements (Personality Traits)

A Nuclear Engineer has to be creative and imaginative because nuclear energy is still very new to us (humans) and we have bearly scratched the surface of its many uses . They also need to have an extensive knowledge of both biological and physical sciences. This is important because it is important to know how power plants will affect the environment it's in.

Facts

- In order to be a Nuclear Engineer, you need to have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree.

- The average annual salary per year is about $100, 470

- From 2012 to 2020 this job is predicted to grow anywhere from 7% to 13%