Do petroleum engineers work in toxic environments or do they only design machinery for it?

I wanted to be a petroleum engineer due to its high salary, but am unsure if it’s worth it.
Is it worth it? Is it fun?

Aeronautical engineering doesn’t have a salary as high, but it seems like a fun job.

I am hard of hearing and wear hearing aids. I suppose both jobs would accept this type of person.

Which of those jobs has a better hiring rate?

One Response to “Do petroleum engineers work in toxic environments or do they only design machinery for it?”

  1. oil field trash Says:

    Petroleum engineers do not have any thing to do with the design of machinery. Their primary interest is the underground reservoirs that contain oil and gas.

    They can spend some time around a drilling rig but they do most of their work in an office.

    Having hearing aids should not be a problem in terms of employment.

    You need to realize that picking discipline for salary is the wrong thing to do for two reasons. One you should always work at something you enjoy and are good at. Two, just because a given discipline has a higher average salary doesn’t mean you will be one of the engineers that earns that higher salary.