I'm a EE major, but I tell people to look into mining E, they get paid about as much as EE, and from what I understand getting the degree is much much easier.
What they don't tell you about doing being a Petroleum Engineer is that while the pay may be very good, the working conditions are ****. I would have to be paid a fortune to work on an oil rig, or uninhabited Canada, or the middle east somewhere.
I think the best thing about getting a degree in Engineering is that the unemployment rate is about 2% for engineering, about 4% overall for graduates, and 9% for everyone. So there is a lot more job security even in a tough market. At least that's what I'm telling myself, I'm literally losing sleep over finding a job come the first week of May.
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