Engineering Job & Employment Informationn
With combined revenue of 178 billion US dollars, the engineering services industry in America offers some lucrative career opportunities. However, with a basic engineering job search you may notice that the industry is still recovering from the 2008 recession. Entry level engineering jobs have bared the brunt due to this.
In the year 2010, there were 243,200 mechanical engineer jobs alone. This figure is expected to go up by 9% by the end of this decade. Additionally, as per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 294,000 electrical and electronic engineer jobs in the market and 262,800 civil engineer jobs. These numbers are expected to go up by 6 and 19 percent respectively by 2020.
Some of the engineering sectors that have tolerated the recession better than others include biomedical, computer hardware, aerospace and mechanical engineering. Engineering careers to choose from include electrical, industrial, material, environmental, civil, engineering technician jobs, project management and testing.
A typical mechanical engineer in 2011 earned an average of $79,230. Electronic engineers on the other hand earned significantly higher with an average annual salary of $91,500.