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Research Engineer

Career Overview

Research engineers do research to find the best methods to improve technologies or procedures for completing technical projects within an organization.

Education

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.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$54,000 /yr
$71,000 /yr
$98,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Math - as much as possible, including calculus!
  • Science - as much as possible, including physics!
References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada