Engineering is one of the largest professions in the United States with over one million jobs in fields ranging from airplane design to pollution control. The four largest branches are civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering. All engineering branches place a heavy emphasis on problem solving. Engineering education focuses on teaching mathematical, scientific and engineering principles and their application to the creative and effective solution of problems.
Engineering is one of the highest paid professions in the country. Engineering graduates work in a variety job functions (research and development, testing, design, construction, manufacturing, sales, consulting, management) and a variety of industry sectors (aerospace, computers/electronics manufacturing, electrical/electronics manufacturing, electrical equipment manufacturing, metals, machinery, architectural, engineering and related services, chemical, drugs, plastics, biotechnology, computers and technical consulting, research and development, professional and technical services, utilities.