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Nuclear Engineers

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Nuclear engineers work in a variety of settings. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, about 41 percent of the approximately 16,800 nuclear engineers are in the energy industry; 17 percent in federal, state, and local government; and 16 percent are in scientific research and development services. Of those who work for the federal government, many are civilian employees of the U.S. Navy, and most of the rest work for the U.S. Department of Energy. Some nuclear engineers work for defense manufacturers or manufacturers of nuclear power equipment.

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