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Your Career

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What does your career in Engineering look like? What are some graduate school options? Learn about your path after St. Ambrose, and be amazed at your choices!

Job Outlook

Being an engineer has its perks. For starters, the salary. 

  • Median pay for industrial engineers was $76,000 (2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics). Mechanical engineers have a slightly higher median wage at $78,000. Both fields are expected to grow in the next 10 years.

And in general, you shouldn't have a tough time finding a job.

Read the graduate outcomes on the Career Center website


Ambrose Engineers would have these types of titles on their business card:
Process engineer
Medical doctor
Systems engineer
Manufacturing engineer
Quality Engineer
Production engineer
Process improvement specialist
Work designer
Design Engineer
Electrical systems
Heating and cooling systems
Cities/Counties/State/Federal engineering projects (a.k.a. civil engineers)

St. Ambrose engineers work in these areas:

  • Manufacturing: HNI, Deere, Sears Mfg, R.A. Jones, MUSCO lighting, and many others
  • Government: Arsenal Island
  • Aerospace: NASA, Boeing
  • Hospital/healthcare: Genesis 
  • Software: Cerner
  • Consulting: Accenture

Read the Graduate Outcomes on the Career Center Website

Whats Next

Read what our engineers have been up to. One is designing space shuttles. Really.