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Computer Hardware Engineer
Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacture and installation of computer hardware
Average Pay:     Qualifications: $61,200 - $87,700
The Job
Computer hardware engineers design and test circuits and other electronic components as it relates to computers and computer-related equipment. The rapid advances in computer technology are largely a result of the research, development, and design efforts of these engineers.
Work Environment
Most engineers work in office buildings or laboratories. Many engineers work a standard 40-hour week. At times, deadlines or design standards may bring extra pressure to a job, requiring engineers to
College Majors
Computer Engineering, Computer Science
Minimum Qualifications
Personality traits helpful for this career
Engineers should be creative, inquisitive, analytical, and detail oriented. They should be able to work as part of a team and to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Quick Facts
    Compensation and Outlook
    Computer hardware engineers are expected to have employment growth of 4 percent. Growth in employment of hardware engineers is expected to take place in the computer systems design and related services industry.
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