Energy firms offer opportunities for engineering grads to get licensed

02/2/2013 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Engineering graduates in Texas need four years of on-the-job experience before they can take their engineering license exam. Energy companies such as Dow Chemical, Chevron and ExxonMobil provide job opportunities and mentoring to most disciplines of engineering. Meanwhile, those with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering have a median starting income of $69,000, according to the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas.

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