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Jobs Rated Report: 10 Best Jobs in Engineering

Posted January 13, 2019 12:01 AM by ASME Career Center
Pathfinder Tags: ASME career engineering

Salary and job prospects are two of the categories CareerCast.com uses to grade and rank careers, so it should come as no surprise that the 10 Best Jobs in Engineering rank in the top 72 overall across all industries and titles evaluated for 2018.

Careers in engineering offer some of the most promising opportunities in the American labor market according to the findings of the National Center for Education Statistics report “The Condition of Education 2018.” This report finds that the three most financially lucrative fields of study for bachelor’s degree recipients ages 25-to-29 are Electrical Engineering ($74,790); Mechanical Engineering ($71,860); and other Engineering disciplines ($65,480).

The same report also found that some of the lowest unemployment rates among recent graduates were engineering students. Electrical Engineering was 3.3%, assorted other Engineering disciplines 2.3%, and Mechanical Engineering 1.9%. CareerCast.com tracks the 10 Best Jobs in Engineering in its annual Jobs Rated Report and virtually all engineering careers have positive growth outlook, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts.

Mechanical Engineer made it to rank number 6 among the 10 Best Jobs in Engineering with an annual median salary of $85,880 and a projected job growth rate (by 2026) of 9%.

The ASME Job Board + Career Center offers many helpful tools and career resources all geared to help you with your job hunt, industry research and reports, resume writing, networking, interviewing and much more.

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