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Career Opportunities in Engineering

Engineering refers to any type of science concerned with the design, construction and use of machines, systems and structures. It's a vast field that has applications in nearly every industry, from manufacturing and production to shipping and construction. Engineers of various types were likely involved in the home you live in, the building you work at, the bridges you drive over and the products that you buy. If you’re interested in problem solving, experimentation and machine development, a career in engineering may suit you.

What are the 5 main engineering fields  

Engineering is one of the broadest fields of study, and the exact skills and duties of an engineer can vary depending on the field they specialize in. Some of the main types of engineering fields include

  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer science engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

Popular careers in engineering (from   

If you’re interested in a career in engineering, you’ll find that there are many specialties to explore. Below are 14 common types of engineering careers you might consider: aeronautical engineer, biomedical engineer, chemical engineer, civil engineer, computer science engineer, electrical engineer, environmental engineer. industrial engineer, marine engineer, materials engineer, mechanical engineer, nuclear engineer, petroleum engineer, and software engineer. Engineering is salaries in these fields range on average from $74,000 to $130,000 annually. Engineering is considered one of the more lucrative career fields to enter.

Campus Involvement in Engineering

Ohio State Marion offers a world-class engineering technology education in a personalized and cost-effective learning environment. Students receive hands-on lab experiences in our state-of the-art facilities and have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research. In addition, Ohio State Marion partners with regional manufacturers to offer immersive and applicable internship and senior capstone experiences. Engineering students can also join student chapters of nationally-recognized industry organizations including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers or the Society of Women Engineers.

Internships and co-ops at Ohio State Marion

Engineering students at Ohio State Marion have access to internships through the Office of Engineering Career Services ( Students have recently obtained internships with Anderson Windows, Fidelity, Whirlpool, ArcelorMittal Tubular, Sakamura Machine Co., LTD., and others. Requirements for applying to the Internship and Co-op program include completing at least 1.5 semesters at Ohio State and maintaining a GPA of at least 2.5. Interested in applying for internships? Students may also utilize Handshake, Ohio State's new university-wide position posting system where students have access to search and apply for part-time jobs, internships, co-ops, and full-time career opportunities. Thousands of jobs, internship and career opportunities are posted in Handshake as well as information on upcoming career fairs and on-campus recruiting events.