Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a large need for engineers and computer-related employees over the next 10 years due to job growth and replacement of those leaving the workforce. To meet this demand for new engineers, computer/information scientists, and engineering technologists, it is necessary for our nation to promote these professions among underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

 

Occupation 2019 2029 Estimate Job Openings due to Growth, 2019-2029 % Growth 2019 Median Annual Wage
Computer programmers 213,900 193,800 -20,100 -9.4% $86,550
Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers 1,469,200 1,785,200 316,000 21.5% $107,510
Computer and information research scientists 32,700 37,700 5,000 15.4% $122,840
Aerospace engineers 66,400 68,200 1,900 2.8% $116,500
Agricultural engineers 1,700 1,700 0 1.6% $80,720
Bioengineers and biomedical engineers 21,200 22,200 1,000 4.7% $91,410
Chemical engineers 32,600 34,000 1,400 4.4% $108,770
Civil engineers 329,200 334,700 5,500 1.7% $87,060
Computer hardware engineers 71,100 72,200 1,100 1.6% $117,220
Electrical engineers 193,100 202,100 9,000 4.6% $98,530
Electronics engineers, except computer 134,900 136,800 1,900 1.4% $105,570
Environmental engineers 55,800 57,600 1,700 3.1% $88,860
Health and safety engineers 26,400 27,500 1,000 3.9% $91,410
Industrial engineers 295,800 325,800 30,000 10.1% $88,020
Marine engineers and naval architects 11,800 12,000 200 1.5% $92,400
Materials engineers 27,500 27,900 400 1.5% $93,360
Mechanical engineers 316,300 328,700 12,400 3.9% $88,430
Mining and geological engineers 6,300 6,600 300 4.2% $91,160
Nuclear engineers 16,400 14,300 -2,100 -12.6% $113,460
Petroleum engineers 33,400 34,400 1,100 3.2% $137,720
Engineers, all other 170,100 172,300 2,200 1.3% $99,040
Aerospace engineering and operations technologists and technicians 11,900 12,700 800 7.0% $66,020
Civil engineering technologists and technicians 70,900 72,700 1,800 2.5% $53,410
Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians 170,100 172,300 2,200 1.3% $99,040
Electro-mechanical and mechanatronics technologists and technicians 125,800 127,800 1,900 1.5% $65,260
Environmental engineering technologists and technicians 18,500 19,900 1.400 7.5% $50,620
Industrial engineering technologists and technicians 68,500 69,500 1,000 1.5% $56,550
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians 43,500 44,900 1,400 3.1% $56,980

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections, 2018-2028