Engineering Design


The design engineer is distinguished from the designer/drafter by virtue of the fact that a design engineer sets the direction of the design effort. The design engineer usually leads the project, directing the designer/drafter as necessary. He/she works with industrial designers and marketing to develop the product concept and specifications and directs the design effort from that point. Products are usually designed with input from a number of sources such as manufacturing, purchasing, tool making and packaging engineering.



Careers

Architects
Wage: $80,180
10 Year Growth Rate: 3.0%
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Wage: $77,030
10 Year Growth Rate: 6.0%
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Drafters
Wage: $60,290
10 Year Growth Rate: -2.0%
Education Requirements:
Associate's degree