Engineering Jobs

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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The sheer number of engineering jobs on the market is staggering. There are opportunities in electrical, civil, product, genetic, and computer engineering, just to name a handful of ripe job markets. There are also chances for chemical, nautical, aviation, and automotive engineers to ply their trade not only here in the U.S., but all over the world.

Like doctors, engineers are rarely on the job hunt--at least not out of necessity. If and when most engineers leave their posts, it's to pursue work in other areas related to their specialty, or perhaps to earn more money elsewhere. Rarely, though, is it because corporations are laying off engineers, though each industry is certainly beholden to its own unique market forces.

Computer Engineering Jobs

One of the fastest-growing job sectors is technology, and those who stand to make a windfall are the computer engineers. Sure, graphic designers and security analysts are also in hot demand, but every company that builds an online presence must begin with a sound blueprint, which is where computer engineering jobs come into play. Some people will take lower-profile jobs for the chance to work on their own schedules, while others will trade some of that autonomy for the privilege of working with cutting-edge technologies.

If you're in the midst if your computer job search, it may be worth expanding your skills to meet the hiring criteria for engineering jobs. Many of these opportunities pay well more than physician jobs or accounting and finance positions, so if it's money that appeals to you most, a new programming language or certification may be all you need. If you've never received a rudimentary education in computer science, however, it can be prohibitively expensive to switch industries in the hope of catching up.

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