Physical engineers come up with solutions to contemporary problems in the physical and life sciences by applying fundamental principles.
Invention: The first engineer known by name and achievement is Imhotep, builder of the Step Pyramid in Egypt.
Principles: Ideas, rules, and/or concepts need to be kept in mind when solving problems.
Taking it into a career:
A Master's degree
They focus on the use of physics when analyzing and evaluating engineering problems. They are key players with computational physics, superconductivity, applied thermodynamics, how materials react in high and low temperature, and space science research.
A Bachelor's degree, some have a Master's degree
They research, develop, and design new materials, devices, sensors, and processes for a diverse range of applications.
Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.