5. Environmental Engineer
Job Description: Those interested in engineering and passionate about the outdoors are well suited to this type of engineering, which centers on the intersection of people and their environment. You work to balance human interaction with the world and an important part of your job is to design, devise, and implement strategies for improving energy use, conservation, and distribution of energy.
STEM Type: Designer
Median Salary: $63,000
Education Required: A bachelor’s degree in engineering is required.
Recommended High School Classes: In addition to math, science, and technology, an environmental engineer should prepare by taking biology and chemistry classes in high school.
These five unique and interesting types of engineers are just a few of the many that exist. An engineering degree can be the start of a career that takes you into many different new and exciting jobs where you can solve the problems being created in a modern world.