The industries employing the largest number of nuclear engineers in 2010 were as follows:
|Electric power generation, transmission and distribution||35%|
|Federal government, excluding postal service||16%|
|Management, scientific, and technical consulting services||14%|
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||12%|
|Scientific research and development services||7%|
Most nuclear engineers work full time. Overtime is common.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition