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Nuclear Engineers

Employment Prospects


Nuclear engineers work in a variety of settings. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, of the approximately 17,700 nuclear engineers, many work in the energy industry; 16 percent in federal, state, and local government; and 15 percent are in scientific research and development services. Of those who work for the federal government, many are civilian employees of the U.S. Navy, and most of the rest work for the U.S. Department of Energy. Some nuclear engineers work for defense manufacturers or manufacturers of nuclear power equipment.

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