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Question: What are the chances of getting employed with a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering? I'm living in Canada, doing my grade 12 studies. Next year I want to do Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering at UOIT, Oshawa. So, I would be done my degre by 2014, i believe. What is the demand of nuclear engineers in Canada or around the whole world. How much is their salary from the start? THANK YOU.

Answer: I'm in the U.S. so I don't have much to say about Canada, but Nuclear Engineering programs have been on a downward spiral for decades due to crushing restrictions and public hostility to the industry (not deserved, only due to ignorance). Now that the nuclear industry is poised to be the "hero" of the global warming solution the combination of rising nuclear plant construction, low numbers of graduates and an aging workforce in the nuclear industry mean that engineers and technicians are going to be able to name their own terms. I predict the next decade or two are going to be for nuclear engineers and technicians what the 1990's were for computer engineers and programmers. In response to the answer who wrote about the U.S. Navy nuclear engineering program, I'm not sure that as a Canadian you would be eligible for that program. An interesting point, though, is that the Navy pays its nuclear engineers more money than its jet pilots to keep them in the service because the job opportunities for them after getting out are so good. (Once upon a time before the airlines took a nose dive around 9/11 it was the opposite; Navy pilots were so in demand that the Navy had to give them all sorts of incentives to stay in.) I have heard it said that the average U.S. nuclear power plant is manned 50% to 75% by former Navy nuclear engineers and technicians because the U.S. universities don't provide nearly the number of workers required. ************************************************ I study nuclear science, I love my classes I got a crazy teacher, he wears dark glasses Things are going great, and they're only getting better I'm doin' all right, getting good grades The future's so bright I gotta wear shades I got a job waiting for my graduation 50 thou' and year will buy a lot of beer Things are going great, and they're only getting better (an 80's song that could have been written for now; it's probably classic rock to you)

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