Monday, August 8, 2022

Engineering Degree Tier List (2022)

What's happening it's shane here and in today's video we are going to be talking about the engineering degree tier list this is going to be the updated 2022 version should be coming out in january maybe february at the latest a lot of people commented that they wanted me to come out with these tier lists and these top tens that i do every single year at.

The beginning of the year rather than you know in june or august or anything like that makes a lot of sense to me and so i'm doing this ahead of time and i'm going to be doing a lot of new degrees this year it's going to be a much improved version of last year's list at this point i spent over a hundred hours on the college degree ranker which is.

Available down in the description below my college 101 course and it is amazing at this point i mean it is just incredible and that is what i'm going to be using in this video to help you decide which engineering degree is best for you so let's go ahead and jump into it uh systems engineering is number one on the list i don't think i.

Talked about this one last year this one has about a thousand graduates per year at the bachelor's level the early career pay is about 72 000 and mid-career pay is gonna be a hundred and thirty thousand so fantastic salary there unfortunately when it comes to the demand not nearly as good and i think the reason for that is because systems.

Engineering isn't as well known as a lot of other different types of engineering degrees now systems engineering as a career is getting more and more popular so i am very bullish on the future of this degree so the number of jobs that had the keyword systems engineering degree on indeed and monster.com were not very high it was about 127 and so.

The demand score is 14.51 which is relatively low but overall uh this is still a very good degree and when it comes to engineering degrees i'm gonna put this one in b tier but like i said this could be an underrated degree could be a dark horse candidate and i could see this one getting higher in the future next on the list is going to be a.

Relatively rare one you do see about a thousand graduates per year and that is going to be agricultural engineering a very specific very niche degree when it comes to engineering degrees you really don't need to get too specific with them because they're already so good on their own that you don't need to specialize as much but you see a early.

Career pay of 59 000 a year and mid career is going to be 98 000. now i'm not going to get too far into the details on this because the video would just run too long and there's way too many degrees for us to go over but basically the demand score is about 48. that's not great but it's also not horrible so yeah when it comes to.

Engineering degrees this one is going into d tier next one on the list is going to be software engineering one of the best overall degrees early career pay is going to be 69 000 a year mid-career pay is going to be 112 000. and the demand score is absolutely ridiculous at 127. that is the highest demand on the entire.

List for engineering degrees so yeah this is a fantastic one clearly this one goes in s tier next one on the list is going to be aerospace engineering uh aerospace aeronautical industry in general took a huge hit during covid and i did say in videos i've made in the past that this is one of those industries that can be a little bit boom.

Or bust but you're going to start off about 69 000 per year and mid-career pay is 118 000. there's about four thousand graduates per year and the demand score came out to be about a hundred so yeah this one's pretty good uh the only problem is it's you know relatively specific um and you're going into an industry that can be boom or bust and so.

For that reason i'm going to go ahead and put this one into a tier next one on the list is going to be architectural engineering with less than a thousand graduates per year very specific very niche degree early career pay 61 000 mid career pay is 97 000 a year that is relatively low pay for an engineering degree the demand score is pretty good.

At about 98. however overall because of the fact that it is so specific and the pay is a little bit low when you're comparing it to other engineering degrees it's not that great it's not horrible either so for this one i'm going to go ahead and put it into d tier next one on the list is going to be biomedical engineering this one has.

Almost 7 000 graduates per year and this is one that i put as a dark horse candidate when i made my very first video on engineering a few years back and ever since then the more i've studied it the more i've looked into it the statistics the trends etc it does seem to be on an upward trajectory now one thing that really stands out about.

This one is the meaning score is much higher than other types of engineering degrees so it's 71 whereas most engineering degrees are usually in the 50s so that means people who like biomedical engineering really like biomedical engineering and it also means that you're likely going to end up in a career that is extremely.

Meaningful and so over a long period of time you're probably going to be a little bit happier with it so the early career pay is going to be 66 000 and mid career is about 114 000. so yeah this one pretty solid if you're somebody who is interested in kind of the combination of like health and engineering you know combined.

Together this is a good one for you to look into i'm going to go ahead and put it into b tier the only reason it isn't higher is because again it's just so specific a lot of the time if you get like a mechanical engineering degrees you can still apply to the a lot of the same jobs as people with biomedical.

Engineering degrees and so especially when it comes to engineering degrees i think flexibility is key next one on the list at about 10 000 graduates per year is going to be chemical engineering one of the highest paying engineering degrees early career pay starts off around 72 000 a year mid-career pay is 127 000. also has.

Pretty good demand at about 101. so yeah this is a pretty good one doesn't quite make it into s-tier status just because it doesn't pop off the page but very solid choice overall i'm gonna put this one into a tier next one on the list is going to be civil engineering with about 13 000 graduates per year this one also has a relatively.

High meaning score that's kind of one of the outliers with this one it's about 65 early career pay 60 000 a year mid-career pays about 102 000 which is good when you compare it to all types of degrees but for engineering degrees specifically it's not all that impressive so yeah again another very solid choice doesn't pop off the page.

I'm going to go ahead and put this one into b tier computer engineering is going to be next and this one has about seven thousand graduates per year start off about seventy two thousand dollars a year and mid career pay is going to be about a hundred and twenty thousand this one has a very good demand score as well at about a hundred and seven so.

Basically everywhere you look really good pay really good demand you're going into an industry that tends to also not only just pay you really well but you get bonuses you get stock options you get really good benefits tons of opportunity in the technology industry so yeah computer engineering another one that is clearly s tier next one on the.

List is going to be electrical engineering interestingly enough almost identical stats just slightly lower uh than computer engineering everywhere you look so early career pay is going to be 70 000 a year mid-career pays 119 000 so you know slightly lower however the demand score is going to be just a little bit higher and the great thing.

About electrical engineering is it isn't as specific as computer engineering so you're going to have a lot more flexibility so electrical engineering is another one where i'm going to actually put this one into s tier the next one on the list is going to be environmental engineering now when it comes to the pay this one is going to be uh relatively.

Low when you compare it to other types of engineering degrees early career pays 58 000 mid-career pay is about a hundred thousand dollars per year now when it comes to the demand uh relatively good the demand score is about a hundred and also the meaning is relatively good as well about 63 so if you compare this to like all.

Degrees pretty good but when it's on a list of other engineering degrees uh the highest i can put it is going to be c tier next one on the list is going to be industrial engineering uh this is one of my favorite ones because it's so flexible it's basically like business combined with engineering so you're going to start off about 67 000 a year.

Mid-career pay is a hundred and ten thousand and then the demand score here is going to be 101 which is pretty good as well and then on top of that like i said it's very flexible and for that reason i'm gonna go ahead and put this one into a tier next one on the list is going to be marine engineering and this one is very similar to environmental.

Engineering where you know it has some benefits here and there but uh the big reason why it's not going to make it into the higher tiers is because it's just too specific to niche so your early career pay is going to be about 72 000 a year mid-career pay is gonna be about 123 000. but the demand score is relatively low especially for an.

Engineering degree it's 37. and so you've got pretty good pay but unfortunately demand is relatively low and then on top of that it's not very flexible and so for that reason i'm going to have to put this one into c tier next one on the list with about 1500 graduates per year is going to be materials engineering now this one is.

Pretty mediocre across the board especially when you're comparing it to other engineering degrees early career pay 69 000 mid career pays 106 000 the demand score is 53 the meaning score is relatively low at 47. it's also not a super flexible degree either and so like i said across the board it's either you know middle or even below average but.

With that being said very cool a lot of cool stuff is coming out uh that are applications of materials engineering you know there's material coming out for instance where it can keep your house cool without even using air conditioning which is super cool but yeah overall you know on this list i have to put it in d tier next one on the list is going to be.

Mechanical engineering a very flexible degree that's the biggest positive about mechanical also one of the most common engineering degrees if not the most common at 32 000 graduates per year and one of the big things about having a lot of graduates is it's almost like the degree itself has its own brand name and if you know anything about brand.

Names with companies and that sort of thing you know you probably think it's not all that important but it actually makes a huge difference if somebody sees a mechanical engineering degree and then they see some random degree like actually the next one we're going to talk about on the list which is you know mechatronics.

A lot of the time they recognize mechanical engineering they've probably hired people with mechanical engineering degree they've worked with people with this degree and so they sort of have some familiarity with it they kind of know what they're going to get but when it comes to these very specific very niche degrees where there's maybe not a.

Lot of graduates it could be just as good maybe even better in terms of the education you get you could be much more knowledgeable on certain things but unfortunately just because of the fact that people don't recognize the degree a lot of the time they're going to go with the one that they know and recognize but with that being said very solid stats.

Across the board for mechanical engineering early career pays 66 000 mid-career pay is a hundred and ten thousand a year the demand score is super solid at 105 and it's a very flexible degree so yeah this one is going to go into a tier the next one on the list the one i just mentioned was mechatronics engineering and this is a.

Super cool relatively new type of engineering that focuses on robots so basically it's kind of a combination of mechanical engineering electrical engineering electronics engineering as well as robotics super super cool degree a lot of great things you can do with it not nearly as well known as some of the other ones however with the statistics.

I've looked up on it it is extremely solid and so for that reason i'm gonna just barely barely put it into a tier it just squeaks into a tier next one on the list is going to be most engineering technology degrees it seems like every different degree type whether you're talking about business degrees science degrees engineering degrees etc has.

These sort of like grifter type degrees that these schools that you know want to make way too much money for the value that they're giving a lot of these for-profit schools for instance come up with uh to incentivize students to enroll in these different fields and they sound really good right like oh engineering technology that sounds.

Amazing but engineering technology degrees are not technically engineering degrees it is a it's not even a scheme per se it's so a really good example of this is going to be construction engineering technology so first of all construction engineering uh very very specific on its own.

And then construction engineering technology is even more specific so that's a big problem right off the bat it's not a very flexible degree on top of that when you compare it to other engineering degrees and you look at how much they're making you know early career pays 52 000 a year mid-career pay is 82 000. not great compared to.

Engineering degrees and then when you look at the demand score it's even lower right the demand score here is the lowest on the entire list at 2.97 so some of these engineering technology degrees can be all right but i want you to know because so many people get confused by this that they are not real engineering degrees so yeah these are.

Going to go into f tier next one on the list is going to be network engineering for this one relatively low pay for an engineering degree starting off at 56 000 a year and mid-career pay is 90 000. however the demand score is really good at a solid 100. so for that reason this one is going to go into c-tier next one on the.

List is going to be nuclear engineering a relatively rare one only about 500 graduates per year now this one is in the energy industry which again can be extremely up and down extremely boom or bust and we saw during you know everything that happened the last few years the energy industry did take a huge hit but with that being said uh.

Pretty good pay here 72 000 starting out 122 000 mid-career the demand score here is on the slightly lower side at 40. i am a big fan of nuclear engineering though and it does have a relatively high meaning score at about 63 but there's so many other factors that go into the energy industry that we simply cannot control and we definitely.

Can't predict certain governments for instance like this type of energy other governments like this type of energy and they'll you know make regulations against this but i personally think that nuclear energy is the future i think a hundred years from now uh airplanes cars etc are all going to be running on nuclear energy that's just my opinion.

Though so for that reason this one is going to go into sea tier next one on the list is going to be petroleum engineering with about 2 000 graduates per year now this is actually the highest paying degree period not just on this list it's the highest paying degree period yeah wow early career pay you start off.

94 000 a year mid-career pay is 176 000. absolutely ridiculous however the demand score is relatively low it's only about 34. couple that with it not being a very flexible degree and the highest i can put this one is going to be b tier so yeah i hope you're getting a lot of value out of this me sharing this.

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