• Nuclear Engineers
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 121,870
    $87,380 range bar $160,960
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Nuclear engineers conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.

What do they typically do

  • Direct operating or maintenance activities of nuclear power plants to ensure efficiency and conformity to safety standards
  • Start corrective actions or order plant shutdowns in emergency situations
  • Direct environmental compliance activities associated with nuclear plant operations or maintenance
  • Examine accidents to obtain data that can be used to design preventive measures
  • Write operational instructions to be used in nuclear plant operation or nuclear fuel or waste handling and disposal
  • Design or develop nuclear equipment such as reactor cores, radiation shielding, or associated instrumentation or control mechanisms
  • Recommend preventive measures for handling nuclear technology, based on data obtained from operations monitoring or from evaluation of test results
  • Monitor nuclear facility operations to identify design, construction, or operation practices that violate safety regulations and laws or jeopardize safety

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Job Growth -0.1%
Job Opening 34

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