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Nuclear Engineer

Odds of Getting In

Nuclear science is a relatively new science and we're learning more and more about its potential—in energy, medicine, and other fields—as time goes by. However, there do exist factions of our society that consider it dangerous and basically about building bombs, so it's important to understand what you're getting into.

If you've weighed the plusses (working in a relatively new field, the ability to go as deep as you want into the science and work in almost any area) and the minuses (a certain amount of risk, possible snarky remarks from friends, family, and strangers), and you still feel this is your bag, you are entering an industry that's not going away anytime soon, and there is plenty of opportunity for a resourceful, smart, and left-brained science (nerd) lover like yourself.