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The "E" in STEM - Spotlight on Engineering

SPOTLIGHT ON ENGINEERING THE 'E' IN STEM 86% Experts agree that STEM jobs are essential to a growing economy and vital to our nation's competitiveness. STEM jobs are in demand and an engine for job growth, creating more downstream jobs which fuel the economy. Architectural and Engineering occupations account for 34% of overall STEM employment. Engineers use creativity combined with science and math to design and build things like bridges, iPods, buildings, and water filtration systems to improve the way we communicate, work, live, travel, maintain our health and enjoy our free time. OPPORTUNITY MARKETS EXPECTED JOB OF THE ENGINEERING WORKFORCE IS MALE GROWTH TO 2020 The top eight metropolitan areas that have a strong concentration and a sizeable volume of engineering jobs (compared to total employment) and are predicted to grow their engineering employment by more than 6% in the next five years. Demand for architecture and engineering workers is expected to add more than 268,000 new jobs to the U.S. workforce. BALTIMORE KANSAS CITY WASHINGTON 110.3% SACRAMENTO VIRGINIA BEACH HUNTSVILLE DALLAS WHAT EDUCATION/SKILLS DO YOU NEED FOR ENGINEERING JOBS? HOUSTON ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING A bachelor's degree in engineering is required for most entry-level jobs, but some research positions may require a graduate degree. Continuing education is vital for engineers to keep up with advancements in technologies that support their ability to design and build new products. In addition to the proper education, soft skills (e.g., communication, leadership, interpersonal skills, etc.) are increasingly becoming a key requirement for engineers. Once trained, it is possible for engineers to transfer their knowledge from one branch of engineering into another. This flexibility allows engineers to move into specialties as their interests change or to those with better employment prospects. OCCUPATIONS TOP 10 JOBS BY EMPLOYMENT AVERAGE WAGES (2011) THE TOP 3 SPECIALTY THE AGING WORKFORCE ENGINEERING JOBS BY Impending retirement will create near-term talent Civil Engineers AVERAGE SALARY (2011): ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING GROWTH % (THROUGH 2020) Mechanical Engineers $77,120 gaps for Civil, Mechanical and Industrial Engineers. Industrial Engineers '62% 3 Biomedical Engineers Average salary (2011): $88,360 4 Architectural and Engineering Managers YOUNGER THAN 45 YEARS Electrical Engineers AVERAGE STARTING SALARY (2011): PETROLEUM ENGINEERS $80,849 Electrical and Electronics '22% Engineering Technicians Environmental Engineers Average salary (2011): $83,340 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer OLDER THAN 45 YEARS - THE HIGHEST FOR ANY MAJOR Engineers, All Other 19% H Architectural and Civil Drafters 10 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval Civil Engineers Average salary (2011): $82,710 On 0000 ENGINEERING BACHELOR DEGREE DEMOGRAPHICS WHITE ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER HISPANIC BLACK OTHER KELLY. XIXXX LO

The "E" in STEM - Spotlight on Engineering

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This new info graphic on the top growing engineering specialties and geographic markets in the U.S. is showing a clear picture: Demand is growing and impending retirement of many of the profession's m...




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