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Job Market Outlook for Mechanical Engineers

MECHANICAL DESIGN SERVICESMechanical engineers have an advantage to look forward to. There are currently around 200 thousand or more individuals employed as a ME in the U.S. alone. The job growth for this industry isn’t expected to grow quickly, but it is a steadily growing career field that many can trust to be around for a long time. The average person working as a mechanical engineer can expect to still be working well into their late 60’s, if they so desire. Currently, more than 25 percent of all working MEs are 55 years old, or older.

Below, you’ll find the job outlook for mechanical engineers and other facts, according to BLS.gov:

  • 2012 Median Pay – $80,580 per year or $38.74 per hour
  • Employment Change 2012 -2022 – 11,600
  • Entry-Level Education – Bachelor’s degree
  • Job Outlook 2012 – 2022 – 5%
  • Number of Jobs, last counted in 2012 – 258,100
  • On-the-job Training – None
  • Work Experience in a Related Occupation – None

Forbes.com named engineering, in general, as the number one, most in-demand jobs in America. Following civil engineering as the best in the field, mechanical engineering came in a close second. Since 2012, close to 22 thousand jobs in the ME industry have been added. That’s exciting for those looking for a career than should last the duration of their working lifetime.

Because MEs are able to work in various fields like architecture, manufacturing and more, it’s likely that the job growth will be higher, if other industries are looked at, as well. That’s the beauty of becoming a mechanical engineer. You’ll have many options when choosing which field you want to work in.

“Mechanical engineers are projected to experience faster than average growth in oil and gas extraction because of their knowledge and skills regarding thermal energy,” according to BLS.gov. In addition, the website also states that “Mechanical engineers should experience faster than average growth in architectural, engineering, and related services as companies continue to contract work from these firms. Mechanical engineers will also remain involved in various manufacturing industries—specifically, transportation equipment and machinery manufacturing.”

The job outlook for mechanical engineers is expected to be good, but cross-training with various software tools will help with securing a position, no matter what happens to the market.

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