Engineering Career Field

Engineering Careers Outlook

Engineering CareersWe live in a rapidly changing, high-tech world, where the major engineering riddles of one year are solved the next year. Engineers wield tremendous influence on our lives, cultures, and societies. As the world changes with the latest technologies and as we grow accustomed to the luxuries they offer, there will be an increased demand for highly skilled, innovative professionals to continue the trend. These advancing technologies will put pressure on industry to improve and update their current systems—whether they be for production facilities or corporate offices—if they are to stay competitive.

Overall, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts slower than average growth for all engineers through 2014, although job prospects vary by specialty. An employment decline is expected for petroleum engineers and mining and geological engineers. Aerospace engineers, marine engineers and naval architects, and nuclear engineers will have slower-than-average growth. Growth that is about as fast as the average is expected for agricultural engineers, chemical engineers, civil engineers, computer hardware engineers, electrical engineers, electronics engineers, health and safety engineers, materials engineers, mechanical engineers, and industrial engineers. Employment for biomedical engineers and environmental engineers should grow much faster than the average career.

Careers in Engineering:

  • Aeronautical and Aerospace Technicians
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Air Quality Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Ceramic Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Hardware Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Metallurgical Engineers
  • Metallurgical Technicians
  • Mining Engineers
  • Nuclear Engineers
  • Optical Engineers
  • Packaging Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Petroleum Technicians
  • Plastics Engineers
  • Plastics Technicians
  • Quality Control Engineers and Technicians
  • Robotics Engineers and Technicians
  • Software Engineers
  • Traffic Engineers

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