• Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 111,270
    $59,240 range bar $167,350
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. They may supervise the manufacture and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.

What do they typically do

  • Specify power supply requirements and configuration, based on system performance needs and design specifications
  • Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology
  • Monitor equipment functioning and make necessary changes to make sure the system operates according to specifications
  • Consult with engineering staff and review specifications to evaluate the interface between system components and the operational and performance requirements of overall system
  • Select hardware and material, assuring compliance with specifications and product requirements
  • Write detailed specifications that document the hardware development process and support hardware introduction
  • Design and develop computer hardware and support peripherals, including central processing units (CPUs), support logic, microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives
  • Build, test, and modify product prototypes using models constructed with computer simulation

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.7%
Job Opening 121

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