U.S.News & World Report recently named engineering one of the top careers of 2009. It won its spot on the list thanks to an incredibly low turnover rate, a strong demand for engineers, and a very high pay rate for bachelor’s-level professionals.
The article advises those in the field to keep an eye on offshoring, however, since it could lead to engineers losing their jobs to those in low-cost countries like India and China.
The job market for many engineering specialties will continue to stay strong in the private sector in 2009, but the most secure jobs remain in the government. According to PayScale, the median salary for engineers (with eight years in the field) is $80,300.
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