For those thinking of choosing a career in engineering, you don’t have to look far for inspiration. From the tube train you took to work this morning to the machine that made your morning latte, right to the building you’re sat in and the computer you’re reading this on right now, everything was designed, built and maintained by engineers.
Against such an industrially and technologically advanced backdrop, it’s likely that there is an industry and a discipline to suit everyone. But regardless of the field, the overall goal of engineering is the same: to innovate and develop solutions to society’s ever-shifting problems, no matter how large or small.
As a result, engineering is one of the fastest growing and best-paid professions in the world. Whether you’re a graduate, an apprentice or an experienced hire, there is a broad array of fields to choose from. Luckily, we’ve compiled a handy list of the highest paying ones! So read on, and find out where your skills could be best utilized…
Telecoms engineering is a hybrid of electrical and computer engineering and is responsible for the installation and maintenance of telephone lines, switchboard services and, more recently, internet and broadband technologies.
As internet connection technologies evolve particularly, there is a high demand for engineers from all the traditional telecoms giants such as Verizon in the US and BT and Virgin in the UK. There are also contractor opportunities for strategic government installations, both at home and overseas.
Average salary: $64,697 (£47,631)