The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
|Overview:||Conduct research on nuclear engineering problems or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and utilization of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.|
|Degree(s):||A.S. Engineering Science
|Job Outlook:||Employment of nuclear engineers is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018. Most job growth will be in research and development and engineering services. Increased interest in nuclear power as an energy source will spur demand for nuclear engineers to research and develop new designs for reactors and will be needed to work in defense-related areas, to develop nuclear medical technology, and to improve and enforce waste management and safety standards.|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information please click here.
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.