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Engineers

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Keeping up with new technology and scientific developments is essential for advancement, especially in fields that experience rapid change such as biomedical engineering or information technology. In general engineers, who begin by working under a senior engineer, may advance to bigger and more complex projects, and eventually to executive management or sales positions. Voluntary certifications, which are offered in many engineering specialties, can aid advancement by demonstrating proficiency and up-to-date knowledge. Engineers may also advance to become college engineering professors. Others work as consultants.

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