Employment of engineering occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 74,800 new jobs are projected to be added. Engineering services will be in demand in various areas such as rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics. The median annual wage for all occupations in the engineering sector was $81,440 in May 2019, higher than the median annual wage for all occupation in the economy, which was $39,810.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupation Outlook Handbook

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Sample Jobs in the Engineering Field

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Career TitleMean Annual SalaryEducation Requirements
Civil Engineering Technicians$53,410Associate’s Degree
Mechanical Engineering Technicians$56,250Associate’s Degree
Environmental Engineering Technicians$50,620Associate’s Degree
Chemical Engineers$108,770Bachelor’s Degree
Civil Engineers$87,060Bachelor’s Degree
Mechanical Engineers$93,360Bachelor’s/Professional Degree