Most engineers specialize. More than 25 major specialties are
recognized by professional societies, and the major branches have
numerous subdivisions. In the United States, degrees in the
different fields of engineering are
accredited to ensure that the
programs provide students with a top notch engineering education.
Engineers also may specialize in one industry, such as motor
vehicles, or in one field of technology, such as turbines or
Engineers in each
branch have a base of knowledge and training that can be applied in
many fields. Electronics engineers, for example, work in the
medical, computer, communications, and missile guidance fields.
Because there are many separate problems to solve in a large
engineering project, engineers in one field often work closely with
specialists in other scientific, engineering, and business
The Career Cornerstone Center offers in-depth information on a continually
expanding list of both engineering and
engineering technology degree
Society for Engineering Education, 2010
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.