Mechanical Engineers

Historical Job Growth

Civilian:job in recent demand

Civilian Historical Job Growth

Job Outlook*

Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Job prospects may be best for those who stay informed regarding the most recent advances in technology. Mechanical engineers can work in many industries and on many types of projects. As a result, their growth rate will differ by the industries that employ them.

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Opportunities to Get Ahead*

Graduate education is essential for engineering faculty positions in higher education, as well as for some research and development programs. Many experienced mechanical engineers earn graduate degrees in engineering or business administration to learn new technology and broaden their education and enhance their project management skills. Many become administrators or managers after obtaining a graduate degree.

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Top States with the most civilian jobs

States: NE, MA, PR, MS, WI,

Projected Civilian Job Growth

Future job growth is projected to be slower than average

Projected Civilian Job Growth
*Job Outlook and Opportunities to Get Ahead relate to Mechanical Engineers, which includes Mechanical Engineers; Fuel Cell Engineers; Automotive Engineers.
Data supplied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics, Defense Manpower Data Center. (View our update schedule). Contact any business, college or military service branch to answer additional questions.

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