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Engineering occupations are expected to grow by 11 percent in the next decade. It’s predicted that the field will add upwards of 240,000 new jobs across the country. In addition, thousands of Baby Boomers will retire from the workforce in the coming years. This will further increase the demand for qualified engineers. The following states and metropolitan areas will see a concentrated amount of new engineering jobs. 

Texas

Austin is a hub for electronics and semiconductor R&D, design, and manufacturing, and has a significant demand for electrical and electronics engineers. In addition, the aerospace, automotive, and life sciences sectors are experiencing growth, fuelling the demand for aerospace, mechanical, electrical, electronics, and biomedical engineers.

San Antonio’s aerospace industry has grown 75 percent since 2005 and has an ongoing need for aerospace, mechanical, electrical, and electronics engineers. Other prominent industries here include bioscience, environmental technology, information technology (IT), manufacturing, and the military. Biomedical, environmental, computer hardware, mechanical, and industrial engineers will continue to be called for in this metropolitan area.  

Dallas is a hub of national and international air transportation, but also boasts a considerable government presence. Other important industries here include manufacturing and IT, as well as mining, logging, and construction. Aerospace, electrical, electronics, mechanical, industrial, and computer hardware engineers are likely to be in continued demand here.

Colorado

Colorado continues to see growth in the high tech and civil sectors, as well as aerospace, trade and utilities. Denver in particular will see the highest engineering job growth in the country. With expansion predicted in the bioscience, energy, and IT sectors, biomedical, mechanical, electrical, and computer hardware engineers will likely be in demand here. The median annual salary for engineering occupations in Denver is $91,250.

Arizona

Arizona’s major industries include manufacturing and mining. Over the next decade, the Phoenix area is expected to add jobs across a number of industries, including renewable energy, biomedical, manufacturing, aerospace, and emerging technology. As a result, the region will have a continued demand for mechanical, biomedical, industrial, electrical, and electronics engineers. The median salary here is $82,139.

California

In California, engineers will find opportunities in a number of metropolitan areas. In San Francisco, computer hardware, electronics, biomedical, and environmental engineers are needed for the IT, media, biotech, and environmental sectors. In Los Angeles, the aerospace and defense, biopharmaceuticals and medical devices, and clean-tech and advanced transportation are well represented, resulting in a demand for mechanical, electrical, biomedical, environmental, and industrial engineers. And in Bakersfield, where the solar and wind industries are set to expand due to recent government pledges to cut carbon emissions, electrical and mechanical engineers will remain in demand.

On the East Coast, it’s predicted that Washington DC will add thousands of engineering jobs, mainly in computer systems design, technical consulting, and architecture. And last but certainly not least, Massachusetts will remain a stronghold for information technology, life sciences, maritime commerce, and renewable energy. Experts predict many new engineering jobs will be added in the Boston area over the next decade, predominantly for computer hardware engineers, electronics engineers, biomedical engineers, and mechanical engineers.

As the world continues to search for advanced solutions to a wide range of challenges, the demand for skilled engineers in a variety of specializations will continue to rise. And with innovation creating change at such a rapid pace, choosing engineering as an occupation is a wise decision for today’s STEM professional.

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