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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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Nuclear Engineers

Though nuclear engineering is recession proof, like the other industries discussed in this book, the growth projections for the field by 2016 are only 7 percent. So the industry is stable, but the job growth isn’t as promising as in other career choices. For that reason, I want to share some brief information on nuclear engineering, but then I’ll focus on a specific subcareer choice within nuclear engineering. Nuclear power reactor operators are poised for 11 percent growth in the coming years. I’ll cover this career choice within nuclear energy so you know the specific job choice with the most promising future.
First, though, let’s talk about nuclear engineering in general. Engineers in this career are responsible for researching ...

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