Every day, huge strides are being made in technology, science and computing; and with these advancements, engineers can expect to remain in high demand.
Despite setbacks over the last couple years (like a drop off in oil prices, which slowed economic growth) experts predict a stronger 2017, and by 2020 2 million jobs will be created worldwide that fall under computer, mathematical, architecture and engineering related fields. Now is the perfect time to explore a career in engineering and we’ve outlined the top in-demand jobs to help you get started.
Nuclear Engineers apply the principles of nuclear science to control nuclear energy and materials and dispose of nuclear waste. They also design nuclear equipment that is used in power plants, medical machinery and other devices. The demand for nuclear engineers is expected to grow 9% in the next 10 years as nuclear power improves and the health field explores nuclear medicine.
Aerospace Engineers design devices that travel through air and space such as airplanes, missiles, helicopters and rockets. With advancements in technology and an estimated global demand for 27,000 new passenger planes and 40,000 commercial helicopters by 2031, the sector will continue to grow and generate high salary jobs for those with strong technical knowledge of aerospace systems.
As infrastructure continues to age and our population continues to grow, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects that rebuild bridges and roads, manage the water supply, and upgrade levees and dams as well as airports and building structures of all types. Civil engineering is considered “recession-proof,” meaning that in a healthy economy, civil engineers build new infrastructures; in a recessed economy, civil engineers repair existing ones. Civil engineers will add the most number of jobs at 51,100, for an increase of 19.4%.
In the upcoming years, environmental pressures will create a growing demand for environmental engineers. Expectations for them to develop new solutions in critical areas, including air and water pollution, recycling, waste management and green energy, promise an attractive future for these engineers. Positions are expected to grow from 51,400 to 62,700, an increase of 11.3%.
With the aging population, growing technology and its application to medical equipment and devices, there will be a surge in demand for biomedical engineers to enter the workforce and advance the field of medicine. Jobs are expected to increase by 61.7%!
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