A Career In Computer Engineering

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There are thousands of colleges in the United States, but there is only a few that specialize in computer engineering. According to the U.S. News and World Report, the best school to get a computer engineering degree is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT is located in Cambridge Massachusetts. It was “Incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on April 10, 1861” (Office). With 168 acres, it’s home to about 11,301 students. “According to the annual U.S News & World Report rankings, MIT has held the top spot since 1990, when the magazine first ranked graduate programs in engineering” (Office). The second best school to get into is Stanford University. Stanford University is located between San Jose and San Francisco, …show more content…
Most computer engineers work full time jobs. About a third of computer hardware engineers work more than 40 hours a week. Computer engineers do not work shift work. CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, makes six figures because he was smart with the money he had, and he knew about computer engineering. “From 2012 to 2013 Weiner’s salary went from $535,000 to $583,750 and it was the 2013 compensation stock and option awards totaling $47.4 million that boosted it all for him. It is still not known what the Jeff Weiner net worth is to the last cent, but in 2013 he did exercise stock options, bringing in $169.8 million” (Mark). With the mind of a computer engineer, and the ability to program and code, a computer hardware engineer can leave the company they are working for and create the next big corporation and, instead of making $100,000 a year, be making millions. With the right mind, and knowing the right people, a computer engineer can be more than just an employee. They could be CEO, founder, and president of a world-famous corporation such as Google and …show more content…
A computer hardware engineer can make anywhere from $63,000 to $150,000 a year with an average hourly wage of $48.52. Computer engineers working in the equipment manufacturing field earn the highest salary (Bureau). A computer hardware engineer makes higher that than the average American salary. A mechanical engineer earns a median wage of $80,580 while aerospace engineers earn a median wage of $119,292. The average salary in the United States is $34,750 (Bureau). That seems low, but because many people live in poverty and make only minimum wage, they only bring in an income of about $35,000 a

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