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Nuclear engineer graduate, need advice

  1. May 19, 2012 #1
    I am going to graduate soon of a 5 year long major. The major was a general engineering with specialization in nuclear engineering.

    Now I have to look for a job, but I don't know exactly what to look for. Should I look for jobs in the nuclear field, or try to broaden the search and look for everything that involves an engineering degree? Could you give me some keywords to facilitate this search? I see for example a lot of words like analyst, consultant, lead, manager, or "safety engineer", "piping engineer", etc and I don't know their meaning. Right now I look for the keywords "graduate" or "junior" and "nuclear", but there aren't a lot of jobs with those.

    Also, I am Spanish, so the place to look for jobs would be all Europe. Is the job market really that bad in Europe? On what countries should I focus the search? I am thinking that, being fluent in English, the only places I can find jobs would be the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, and perhaps Norway. Is this correct, or am I missing something?

    Any kind of advice will be greatly appreciated. I really don't care that much about in what field I end up, but I don't like at all the idea of being jobless.
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  3. May 19, 2012 #2
    Apart from nuclear research institutes and factories throughout Europe, you could also work in nuclear medicine. I do not really know more details, but I imagine the companies producing nuclear tomographers would want some personnel :smile:

    I would advice you to just browse through the databases and mark down keywords from job descriptions that you like and are qualified for. It shouldn't take you more than an hour, and then you can search much more efficiently :wink:
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