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Hardware Engineers

Work Environment

Approximately 25 percent of hardware engineers worked more than 40 hours a week in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Weekend work is common with some positions. Contrary to popular perceptions, hardware engineers do not spend their workdays cooped up in their offices. Instead, they spend the majority of their time meeting, planning, and working with various staff members from different levels of management and technical expertise. Since it takes numerous workers to take a project from start to finish, team players are in high demand.

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