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7 Best Careers in Engineering

Petroleum Engineer

Engineering certainly is one of the well-paid jobs in the World. That is precisely why you find most Indian parents saving up their salaries for their child’s engineering fee. However-contrary to popular opinion of engineering being a very tough and monotonous stream- it also has scope for a quite a few interesting careers. It is not necessarily as monotonous and repetitive as it is showcased.


Here are a few exciting choices you could possibly embrace as an engineer.

Petroleum Engineer:

Who said that engineering is only about working in factories? Well, it is also about extracting petroleum from beneath. If you are not into programming or manufacturing this is the right choice for you. As a petroleum engineer you are expected to think of innovative ways of improvising oil and gas production. Further, the pay package for this stream of engineering is extremely rewarding. If you’re interested in making your living out of this. All you need to do is to find a decent course on petroleum engineering or even mechanical engineering and master this profession as their in no dearth of opportunity.

Environment Engineer:

Who on earth would have thought that there would be any link between environment and engineering? Well, there certainly exists a purposeful link due to the growing need of managing waste and controlling roof hitting pollution levels.  This is one of the most purposeful careers in the stream of engineering enabled for a cause. The duties of these engineers lie in ensuring that companies associated with them abide by environment regulations. The essence of this stream lies in its purpose. Hence, making it highly appealing to those who want to engineer and build a better world.


An exclusive choice and a unique career is what defines the duties of a cartographer. This profession deals with drawing of maps. People usually associate drawing of maps as a forgotten or outdated profession. But everything starting from maps on paper for geographical purposes to the digital maps on your phones for navigation uses maps. With the era of digitalization, even maps have changes their course and direction of usage with several interactive and digitized tools for navigation and hence creating a job of high demand. This job seeks you to be a qualified civil engineer with basic geographical knowledge.

Electrical Engineer:

Starting from all the machines used for mass production to the screen on which you’re reading this article, all of them are produced, designed, enabled and supervised by an electrical engineer. That sums up the primary duty of an engineer in this stream. With electronic goods being a part of every avenue ranging from household consumer electric products to the electrical equipment in factories, it therefore creates sufficient opportunities for the interested. A well-paid profession seeks you to have an engineering degree in electronics. Therefore, making it one of the best streams in engineering.

Nuclear Engineer:

A profession seeking exceptional analytical and logical skills is that of a nuclear engineer. Here, you are usually expected to design suitable nuclear equipment, maintain and develop nuclear power-plants. Take preventive measures and emergency measure as and when needed. A job with some risk factors and constraints making it truly daring and outrageous. The courage required alone makes it’s a very special field to pursue.

Aerospace Engineers:

Ever wanted to know how aircrafts and satellites function? This very profession is the answer to your curiosity. Aerospace engineers have the most exciting of jobs as they deal with the functioning of missiles and satellites. Further, the scope of this profession also extends to effective solutions, advices and studying of various equipment. All of this makes it a very exclusive option for those who dream of pursuing this profession.


Bill gates himself has confessed that this would be one of the sectors for which he would drop out from college. With increasing health problems across the globe there is also an increasing need for technology to come with convincing solutions. This very need leads us to exceptional innovation in the field and leaves a large scope for everybody to make this their profession. With heavy government and private funding going down the health industry, there is immense amount of financial satisfaction. Further, you are as good as a doctor as you save so many lives through your technological innovation and assistance.


Ten Tips for Choosing a Career

Choosing a Career

1. Choose a career that keeps you passionate and going:

It is a lifetime choice that you make when you choose your path. Hence, choose something that you feel extremely passionate about and would look forward to doing it every day and with the best of your efforts and compassion.

Choosing a Career

2. Work should be fun. No matter how monotonous it sounds:

Any career will demand you to do certain tasks regularly. The monotony shouldn’t make it boring but rather should seem fun and interesting. Therefore, while choosing a career ensure it abides to your personal likes and dislikes.

3. A Career that embraces your qualities and enhances your strengths:

It is very important that your choice of profession adorns your personal qualities as a person. If you are interactive and have good oratory skills then choose the media. If you are good with administrative processes choose IAS or a become an Investment Banker. If you are a fitness freak become an instructor and so forth.  Your personal strengths should be enhanced in whatever you do.

4. Personal satisfaction over monetary satisfaction:

Money is important, necessary and useful but doesn’t matter much when put in comparison to personal satisfaction. Always give primary importance to your personal gains and only then comes your monetary gains.

5. Seek guidance when needed and not otherwise:

Guidance is essential but not mandatory. It is important for you to understand that you seek guidance when required and not always.  Further, look out for the right personnel. If you generalise it to anybody than you are bound to be misguided.

6. Consistently look out for probable options:

After all choosing a career path is not a one day job. It takes a while. Hold on to yourself, possess extreme patience until you find the right one. Look out for all the options available, research on the internet and interact with elders.  All of this gives you an idea of all the different professions and paths you can take.

7. Attend seminars and sessions:

Keep an eye for workshops on career guidance and attend seminars. They enhance your process and get you closer to your goal. These sessions are eye openers for many. You’ll probably come across aspects you never knew and it is possible that you change your opinion of your choices upside down for your own benefit.

8. A career that garners your personal motive and aim:

We all have landed here with a purpose. No profession makes sense if your mind alone is invested. It becomes mechanical and meaningless. It is very important to put your heart in what you do along with your mind.  Understand your values and beliefs and only then you can successfully achieve something meaningful.

9. A Practical approach:

Always watch out for something that is practically viable. This doesn’t mean you can’t make singing, dancing and other arts your profession. It means to take the closest practical path to achieve your goal successfully. For instance, if you want to pursue your life as a musician ensure you take formal education for that and not depend merely on evening classes. Accept your decision whole heartedly and do not venture into unprecedented multi-tasking and back-ups.

10. it’s your life. Do it your way:

At the end of it all, it is your life. Own up to your decision and take the plight and responsibility of anything you do. Risk factor prevails in everything we do. There are going to be certain challenges and thorns set on your path. Embrace them gracefully. Ultimately, success happens to you only when you rise above your failures.

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