Nuclear Engineering or Electrical Engineering?

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HI,
Well, I need some help to make a decision between Nuclear Engineering and Electrical Engineering, which major has better career?
 

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Click Search at the top of the page and search the forum for Nuclear Engineering. I'm sure you'll find something.
 
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Well, I need some help to make a decision between Nuclear Engineering and Electrical Engineering, which major has better career?
If one is a good engineer, one can find a good career in either discipline.

Consider:
The American Nuclear Society is an international, not-for-profit scientific and educational organization consisting of approximately 11,000 engineers, scientists, educators, students, and others with nuclear-related interests. These individuals represent more than 1,600 corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies - approximately 900 members live overseas in 40 countries.
http://www.ans.org/memberinfo/

In 2002, nuclear engineers were employed in around 16,000 jobs. Half of these were in the utilities sector, one-quarter were employed by professional, scientific, and technical services firms, and 14 percent were hired by the Federal Government. A large number of nuclear engineers employed by the Federal Government work as civilians in the U.S. Navy, while the remaining were employed by the U.S. Department of Energy.
http://www.careeroverview.com/nuclear-engineering-careers.html


. . . more than 375,000 members including nearly 80,000 student members in more than 160 countries
http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/home/index.html

Take a look at the societies in IEEE
http://www.ieee.org/web/societies/home/index.html

What interests does one have in electrical engineering?

Power systems and components (Power electronics), e.g. electrical generators, motors, T&D systems, relaying, switches
Instrumentation & Measurement Electronics, meters and measuring devices
Communications - Radio/Analogy or Digital
Control Theory & Systems
Dielectrics & Insulators
Lasers & Electro-Optics
Computer & Microelectronic
Plasma Sciences & Engineering
Robotics & Automation
Ultrasonics & Ferroelectrics
Electric Vehicles



Or one could do a double major.
 

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