Engineering and technology may not be the easiest areas of study, but they're subjects that continue to be in demand, and because they are challenging, those studying them stand out from the crowd. You're also more likely to find employment quickly and work your way up the career ladder with an engineering or technology degree under your belt.
For example, nuclear power is the future area of growth requiring both engineering and technology graduates. The United States generates about 18% of its electricity from nuclear power plants. Nuclear engineers in this field, generally work directly or indirectly, in the nuclear power industry or for national laboratories. Current research in the industry is directed at producing economical, proliferation-resistant reactor designs with passive safety features. Although government labs research the same areas as industry, they also study a myriad of other issues such as nuclear fuels and nuclear fuel cycles,
Industrial engineering is an engineering discipline devoted to the design, installation, improvement and control of integrated systems of people, materials and facilities in a wide range of organizations that produce goods or render services.