He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering. Approximately 17,000 students graduate with a Mechanical Engineering degree (Bachelors or higher) per year.
Only about 1,440 jobs in Mechanical Engineering are created each year. So more than 10 graduates per job. And, with the radical increase in H1-B Visas, that ratio may double or triple.
So had Bill Nye not become an “entertainer”, odds are that his job experience would equate to french fry cooking.