North’s education in engineering leads to:
- transfer to a 4-year school for a major in engineering. Schools in Washington state with engineering departments include UW, WSU, EWU, Seattle U, Seattle Pacific, Pacific Lutheran and St. Martin’s College.
- many career options: For electrical engineering jobs, $56,944 is the average starting salary, according to a 2008 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. (Mid-career salaries are actually more meaningful than starting salaries because new professionals can expect a rapid salary rise in their first few years on the job. http://www.engr.utk.edu/nuclear/salary.html. )
For a description of a range of engineering disciplines, see the UW degree program listings: www.engr.washington.edu/curr_students/academics/degrees.html
See CNNMoney.com for an article about Manufacturing and Process Engineers.