Systems Engineers in Demand, Command High Pay

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Systems engineers will command high paying positions and enjoy career growth opportunities, whether they are new graduates or experienced veterans.

You may not have noticed, but systems engineering is a promising career choice. In 2009, it was rated No. 1 out of the Top 50 careers in terms of salary and growth prospects over the next 10 years by CNNMoney.com and Payscale.com.

Right now in May 2010, the average wage for a systems engineer is just under $90,000, according to data compiled by Indeed.com. While average salaries for the field are down a bit from where they had been, there is little shortage of jobs in the field.