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Forensic Engineers

Overview

Engineers are problem solvers who use the principles of mathematics and science to plan, design, and create ways to make things work better. Engineers are needed in every field imaginable. In fact, more than 25 engineering disciplines are recognized by professional engineering societies. Forensic engineers are specialized engineers who study materials, devices, structures, and products that do not work as they were designed to or fail to work completely. They also provide written or oral testimony regarding their findings or educated opinions in legal proceedings. Forensic engineers have backgrounds in many different engineering disciplines. There are more than 1.6 million engineers employed in the United States; but only a small percentage specialize in forensic engineering.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Engineering Team Manager, or Project Supervisor, or Business Executive, or College Professor

Forensic Engineer

Engineer