Research engineers do research to find the best methods to improve technologies or procedures for completing technical projects within an organization.
A four-year bachelor's degree in engineering is necessary to obtain this position. A higher degree (master's or doctorate) in a related field, which may take an additional two-five years to earn, would be more valuable.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Opportunities will be more readily available to individuals who stay up to date with advances in technology.
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Research engineers generally work between an office and laboratory setting. They may also need to conduct site inspections as part of their research.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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