2014 Hot Jobs: Engineering Jobs
According to CareerBuilder, mechanical engineers were one of the most in-demand careers within the past year, with a growth rate of six percent since 2010. Case in point: CareerBuilder notes that there are only 19 active candidates on its site for every 100 jobs posted.
There is a talent gap surfacing in the engineering sector as more Baby Boomers retire from the industry and not enough students graduate with degrees within this field. As a result, demand for engineering professionals is expected to increase significantly over the next decade, making it a hot job for years to come. Candidates who wish to stand out from the competition for engineering jobs and advance or break into new fields should get as many industry certifications as they can on their resumes. Median salaries for these careers range anywhere between $58,000–95,000, depending on a variety of factors.
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