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Career and Education Opportunities for Nuclear Engineers

In general, nuclear engineers conduct research on nuclear engineering problems or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and utilization of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.

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STATES WITH Nuclear Engineer OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Nuclear Engineer

Nuclear Engineer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Nuclear engineers keep abreast of developments and changes in the nuclear field by reading technical journals and by independent study and research. Finally, nuclear engineers monitor nuclear facility operations to pinpoint any layout or operation practices that violate safety regulations and laws or that could jeopardize the safety of operations.

Every day, nuclear engineers are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to read and understand documents and reports. It is also important that they prioritize information for further consideration.