Hisham Kham examines each of the top engineering disciplines for earning capacity at the beginning of a career and through experience across a career. Some of the results are surprising. For one, the fortunes of a petroleum engineer are quite bright, but those fortunes are subject to the ups and downs of oil prices.
Rob Spiegel has covered manufacturing for 22 years, 19 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include automation, supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.