￼Computer hardware engineers design and develop computer systems and components such as microchips, circuit boards and routers.
People that love computers and have an interest in math, science and English. You’ll be taking classes in computer architecture, microprocessor systems, algorithms and computer organization. If you’re excited about learning how computers work, this is an excellent career path.
Computer hardware engineers usually work in research laboratories at high-tech manufacturing firms. Job responsibilities range from designing and testing new computer parts to overseeing the manufacturing of parts. Hardware engineers typically have a 40 hour work week.
Computer hardware engineers generally need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in computer engineering, electrical engineering or a related field. Some supervisory or high-ranking positions with cutting-edge companies may require a master’s degree. The need for computer hardware engineers is projected to grow 7 percent by 2022.