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Which engineering major is the most on demand in next 3 years?

letgoletgo Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
edited June 2009 in Engineering Majors
I said next 2 to 5 years.

That means It will be easier to get a job?High paid

Also which one is the most outsourcing?
Post edited by letgo on

Replies to: Which engineering major is the most on demand in next 3 years?

  • iwoticiwotic Registered User Posts: 195 Junior Member
    CS/ECE .... easiest to find job and high paid... but among the hardest engineering major!
  • eyeheartphysicseyeheartphysics Registered User Posts: 609 Member
    the job outlook will vary over the next few years so whatever we say now is probably going to be moot. Also, it's a better idea to base which discipline you want to study on interests rather than money. All engineering disciplines make good money and you're going to enjoy life more making good money in a job you don't hate in contrast to making a ton of money in a job you despise.
  • G.P.BurdellG.P.Burdell User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 2,294 Senior Member
    I agree - look at long term demand and not short term. What would happen if you graduated today making good money, but then the field dried up and you had to go back to school for another degree (happened to Aerospace Engineers in the late 90's)?

    This is a look like for long-term career demand from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:


    Notice this:
    Electrical engineers are expected to have employment growth of 6 percent over the projections decade, slower than the average for all occupations.

    Compare that to EnvE at 25% per year or CE at 22%. Even ChE (which makes as much or more to start than EE) has a 33% faster growth rate (8%). But, again, you shouldn't use this as your sole decision criterion - look at other factors as well.
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