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Aside from Becoming an Engineer, What Can I Do with an Engineering Degree?

Author: DigitalElder

Published date: 2021/03

Engineering

​Opting to study an engineering degree is a smart choice that will arm you with all the skills and tools you need for an exciting career in engineering, but you’re not limited to just engineering if you decide it’s not for you, or simply want to keep your options open. PRS Jobs is one of the UK’s leading engineering recruitment agencies, if you are studying or have recently completed an engineering degree you should know that the skills you’ve developed are highly sought-after in a broad range of alternative careers. Read on to discover other options that could be available to you.

Operations Management

Engineering graduates often have strong problem-solving, planning and data analysis skills making them well suited to roles in management, in particular project management and operations management. With a great ability to apply engineering principles to a variety of tasks such as overseeing projects and operations, managing personnel and handling budgets, engineering graduates often succeed in management roles as they are able to take advantage of new opportunities to implement strategies to maximise efficiency and performance.

Logistics

Involving the physical movement of materials, as well as all the planning and financial transactions involved in these operations, logisticians are responsible for processing and tracking orders, working with planning departments, forecasting market changes and dealing with contracted services such as shipping. A career in logistics allows engineering graduates to apply their problem solving and logical thinking skills to problems and situations as they arise, as well as use their strong communication and data analysis skills to consider the impact of any decisions on the whole business.

Consulting

The role of a consultant is broad, but the aim is to help organisations solve their business problems, whether that be how best to increase a company’s profit margin or how to implement new procedures to maximise efficiency. Graduates of engineering possess many skills that are advantageous to consulting, including data analysis, statistical modelling, logical thinking, project management and communication which can help them derive creative solutions for a variety of business problems.

Teaching

Engineering can often be an unattractive career choice for people who thrive on human interaction as you may spend a lot of time working autonomously or with a small group of peers. A great way to merge your passion for engineering with a broader range of people is to by passing on the skills you’ve learned by pursuing a career in teaching. As a teacher or lecturer, you will be able to use all of the practical skills you have learnt along with your excellent communication and presentation skills to inspire others to creatively and enthusiastically approach the challenges of engineering. Whether you choose to lecture in a university environment or work as a technical trainer in a workplace setting, there is a wide range of rewarding teaching options available to you.  

Of course, if you have taken the time to earn a prestigious degree in engineering, chances are you will seek a career in the industry, be it mechanical engineering, civil engineering or one of the many other facets of engineering. Whatever your career goals, PRS Jobs is here to help you get where you want to go. As one of the top engineering recruitment agencies trusted by the best engineering organisations around the world, we have the role you have been searching for – get in contact with us today to find out more. Connect with the UK senior team at PRS for a confidential chat on 0207 553 5660 or email us on info@prsjobs.com.