Test Procedures, CAD, and Solidworks aren't the only skills Engineering Interns have. In fact, there's a whole list of personality traits that are commonly seen among them, including:
Now that you have the skills necessary to secure a career in your dream job, we've taken it a step further to figure out what type of education might be necessary or helpful. The results showed that 60.3% of Engineering Interns have graduated with a bachelor's degree. What's more is that 26.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While it may be true that most Engineering Interns have a college degree, you may find it also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine Engineering Interns were not college graduates.
Those Engineering Interns who do attend college, typically earn either Mechanical Engineering degrees or Electrical Engineering degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for Engineering Interns include Civil Engineering degrees or Chemical Engineering degrees.
Once you've graduated with your degree, you're ready to tackle the world as an Engineering Internship. But where to start? Generally, Engineering Interns are hired the most by Johnson & Johnson, Intel, and SPECTRA SYS. Currently, Johnson & Johnson has 30 Engineering Internship job openings, while there are 19 at Intel and 12 at SPECTRA SYS.
But if you want to earn the most bang for your buck, Engineering Interns tend to earn the biggest salaries at Philadelphia Gas Works, Microsoft, and General Electric. Take Philadelphia Gas Works for example. The median Engineering Internship salary is $94,926. At Microsoft, Engineering Interns earn an average of $85,453, while the average at General Electric is $83,448. Now before you get too googly-eyed over those digits, take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While Philadelphia Gas Works has 1 job listings for Engineering Interns, Microsoft and General Electric only have 4 and 0 job listings respectively.
The most distinguished Engineering Interns are known to work for General Electric, Boeing, and NASA. In order to figure this out, we assessed which schools Engineering Interns earned their degrees, and then looked into the companies that hired Engineering Interns from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, Engineering Interns fulfill roles in the Technology and Manufacturing industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the salaries for Engineering Interns are the highest in the Energy industry with $62,010 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the Finance and Construction industries only pay $53,672 and $53,668 respectively. This means that Engineering Interns who are employed in the Energy industry make a whopping 20.8% more than Engineering Interns who work in the Manufacturing Industry.