Many field applications engineers work at regional company sales offices and design centers. Often these small facilities are staffed with just one or two marketing and sales support staff. The field applications engineer often travels with a salesman to local customer sites. Because the working environment at these small offices is casual, some field applications engineers often just use the office as a central meeting place, as opposed to a day-to-day work place.
Corporate field applications engineers often must work with large national and international accounts. This requires that they often must be on site or travel long distances.