Nuclear Engineering

<p>How is this program shaping up? Are there good job prospects in this field? I am interested in this field but believe that it is a small field and is liable to a lot of govt policy. If anyone has any info on the field and its future, please share. Thanks</p>

<p>There is actually going to be shortage of people equipped to run nuclear plants and such later on down the line and it is usually combined with plasma engineering so if fusion (whenever haha) takes off you're set. My good friend is in it and I'll ask him for more info.</p>


<p>My brother did nuclear engineering for his master's. The opportunities for funding as a grad student are very high due to the low number of American students in the field as well as the low number of students overall. </p>

<p>After graduation, he was most highly recruited by various gov't groups but ended up working at a power plant. Where he was they had mandatory 72 hour work weeks with no overtime. He absolutely hated it. His coworkers were miserable but were close to retirement so they couldn't really leave. It was just horrible for my bro and everyone else at the plant. This is a fairly common situation as far as nuclear plants go. </p>

<p>So, he used his ChemE background to get a better job in as a manager/engineer in a glass making plant. He just didn't want to help the Navy build better bombs and subs...this is what his classmates went into. </p>

<p>One aspect of nuclear eng that I find fascination is boron-capture therapy and other medically related research in nuclear eng. Personally, I would look into this part of nuclear engineering.</p>