One of the most important roles in a variety of industries is a Quality Engineer. Quality Engineers, who are sometimes called Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers, Quality Control (QC) Engineers or Health and Safety Engineers, are responsible for ensuring that companies are meeting quality standards and safety regulations and that all manufactured products fit the company’s specifications.
A 2019 article published by Forbes reported that the United States had officially become the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas, beating out Russia with 20% more oil and 25% more gas. The country’s oil and gas industry is currently experiencing a boom, producing both oil and gas at top rates, and is looking forward to even more growth within the next few decades.
In 1943, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) was established to create an organization for engineers that focused on corrosion control. Between the turn of the century and the 1930s, the corrosion control industry grew immensely and cathodic protection, a now-common corrosion prevention method, became widely used.
Inspectors that become certified in Nondestructive Testing (NDT) have a variety of career paths they can choose from, but the certification most directly prepares them for a job as an inspector. NDT inspectors work in industries such as oil & gas, energy, aerospace, automotive and defense.