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Hardware engineers design, build, and test computer hardware (such as computer chips and circuit boards) and computer systems. They also work with peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, modems, and monitors, among others. Hardware engineers are employed by a variety of companies, some of which specialize in business, accounting, science, or engineering. Most hardware engineers have a degree in computer science or engineering or an equivalent computer background. There are approximately 75,870 hardware engineers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

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Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Systems Architect or Manager

Hardware Engineer

Junior Hardware Engineer

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