4. Manufacturing Quality and Reliability Process Engineer

computer scienceJob Responsibilities: Manufacturing quality and reliability process engineers have a long title because they’re responsible for a lot. They develop the actual manufacturing processes that create the goods their company makes, as well as identifying and solving problems during the production cycle. They are expected to minimize costs while maximizing productivity and ensuring safety for all workers. They must be able to collect and analyze data to test changes and measure cost, efficiency, and production rates.

Median Salary: $87,965

Education Required: A bachelor’s degree in engineering, materials science, or a related field is required by most employers. Carnegie Mellon University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Washington State University, and other schools near you have programs to get you there.

STEM Type: Investigator