Nuclear Engineer KAtie hutchison | 2nd Period

What do they do?

Nuclear engineers design nuclear power systems for spacecrafts, develop medical or industrial uses for radioactive materials, inspect and evaluate nuclear power plants, including those aboard ships or submarines, research and design fusion reactor systems, and consult with law firms or medical research facilities.

How much do they make?

A nuclear engineer usually makes between $62,000 and $130,000 depending on their experience. The median is about $83,699.

What are their working conditions?

Nuclear engineers work in an office most of the time, but can work outside if they need to.

What are the major job responsibilities?

Nuclear Engineers improve specialized medical imaging techniques.

Future Job Outlook

There will be a demand for this job in the future. By 2018, 180 more nuclear engineer jobs will be filled in America.


A Nuclear Engineer needs to have a full elementary through high school education, and then a Bachelor's degree and an Engineering degree in college.


Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.