From medicine and software to energy and construction, engineering represents some of this decade's most lucrative and exciting career paths.
Sweeping advances in science, industry and computing have sparked a revolution in engineering employment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts rapid growth for a range of engineering occupations through the next decade and beyond, but record job creation is only part of what makes this sector so attractive; six of the top 7 highest paying [undergraduate] college majors are in engineering, according to a salary survey from the National Association of Colleges & Employers.
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Taking into account growth potential, compensation, and emotional "x-factors" for each position, here are the top five engineering careers for the future: