• Nuclear Engineers
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 116,600
    $71,770 range bar $162,750
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Nuclear Engineers research and develop projects or address problems concerning the release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal. Some of these engineers research new reactor designs. Others may specialize in the development of safety regulations related to the handling of nuclear materials or operation of nuclear power.

What do they typically do

  • Design or develop nuclear equipment- such as reactor cores, nuclear batteries, and radiation shielding - and its associated instruments
  • Test whether methods of managing nuclear material or reclaiming nuclear fuel are acceptable
  • Write instructions to be used in operating nuclear plants or other nuclear equipment or in managing nuclear materials
  • Monitor nuclear facility design, construction, and operation practices to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -2.5%
Job Openings 18

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