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What is better Construction management/engineering or instrumentation engineering as a career?

My background is chemical engineering with a diploma in mechanical engineering from a well reputed Canadian university . I did not find a break in process engineering thus far and I was doing instrumentation engineering for a year and found it quite boring. I decided to take a job as a construction engineer starting this month. I realize its a very civil sort of direction to my career and would be involved with the oil and gas sector (something I like) as opposed to instrumention where I was involved with the mining industry. I am wondering what is the scope if I were to focus my career in construction engineering/estimating. What would be the pay scale down the road, growth and finally easy employability. Thanks

Asked By: planck12 - 9/3/2007
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I have worked many years in the engineering field and you have already touched on the two most lucrative specialties; chemical engineering and instrumentation engineering. I agree however that each of those are little be on the theorhetical side and you don't really get to see stuff built. Mechanical engineering on... More
Answered By: Engineer Guy - 9/3/2007
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