Engineers Guide USA
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Nuclear Engineer Employment

Nuclear engineers held about 19,100 jobs in 2010 and typically work in offices. However, their work setting varies with the industry in which they are employed. For example, those employed in power generation and supply work in powerplants.

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  

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