14. Petroleum Engineering
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Average yearly salary: $94,000
Jobs with this degree: completion engineer, drilling engineer, production engineer
What you’ll learn about: for a Petroleum Engineering degree, you’ll take basic engineering courses and then move on to whichever specialized classes you’re interested in.
These courses range from geology to good drilling, fluid flow, reservoir fluids, petroleum production, and reservoir analysis. This is one of the best-paying degrees of its type, especially if you learn to negotiate job offers.
Perks of Petroleum Engineering
- Job Opportunities – Jobs in this field reflect oil prices and are expected to continue growing
- Working in a Hot Topic – Natural fuel is a hot topic that is good to have insight into in modern time
- The Ability to Travel for Work – In this role, you can work in many major states and enjoy travel
- Intellectually Engaging Work – You’ll never get bored in this still-evolving field