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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 and

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