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Engineering Professions in Top 20 of 2016 Jobs Rated Report

Posted October 23, 2016 12:00 AM by ASME Job Board + Career Center
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Did you know that Information Technology & Engineering are two of the most lucrative sectors for job seekers in a buyer's market?

IT & Engineering withstood the job-market impact the Great Recession brought to other industries.

The competitive wage potential, high growth outlooks and sheer importance to the evolving job landscape land several Engineering professions in the Top 20 of the 2016 Jobs Rated report.

In fact, petroleum engineers land on No. 6, environmental engineers on No. 8, civil engineers on No. 9 and mechanical engineers on No. 10 of the Top 20 list.

Petroleum engineers command a median wage of $129,990, which can be attributed to the new ways that petroleum companies extract fossil fuels.

Environmental engineers are tasked with developing best practices for the future of energy thus giving environmental engineers a high-growth outlook of 12%, and a median of $84,560 annually.

Civil engineer and mechanical engineer round out the Top 10 of the best jobs in engineering. Heightened emphasis on improving infrastructure contributes to the strong pay prospects ($82,220 median) and steady growth outlook (8%) for civil engineers, while mechanical engineers can expect to command a median wage of $83,590 and a growth outlook of 5%.

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10/24/2016 7:36 AM

IT?, Really,?

its to a point if you don't like the latest survey or news, just wait a week or two.

I think things are more complicated than what's posted.

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10/26/2016 2:23 AM

I guess it depends on what aspect of IT you get into. I have a 27 year old son who is constantly hounded by head hunters and he is currently making 120K doing web development work.

Just hope the bottom doesn't fall out and everything gets shipped overseas...

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10/26/2016 7:20 AM

you never know,.... maybe a politician needs a private email server set-up.... or eradicated. I hear they're in demand.

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