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Employment outlook for engineering occupations to 2024

Employment outlook for engineering occupations to 2024

Employment outlook for engineering occupations to 2024

October 06, 2016

Employment of engineers is projected to grow 4.0 percent from 2014 to 2024, adding about 65,000 new jobs. Among engineering specialties, several are projected to grow even faster than the 4-percent growth for engineers or the 6.5-percent growth for all occupations: biomedical engineers (23.1 percent), environmental engineers (12.4 percent), and civil engineers (8.4 percent).

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Three engineering occupations are projected to lose jobs from 2014 to 2024. Electronics engineers, except computer, are projected to lose about 1,900 jobs or 1.4 percent. Aerospace engineers are projected to lose about 1,600 jobs or 2.3 percent. Nuclear engineers are projected to lose about 700 jobs or 4.0 percent.

The median annual wage for engineers in 2015 was $90,060. Petroleum engineers had the highest median wage, $129,990. Agricultural engineers had the lowest median wage, $75,090.

For all types of engineers, a bachelorís degree is the typical education needed to enter the occupation.

These data are from the Employment Projections program and the Occupational Employment Statistics program.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment outlook for engineering occupations to 2024 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/employment-outlook-for-engineering-occupations-to-2024.htm (visited October 07, 2016).

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