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Engineering Career Facts


Career Outlook

More than 1.2 million engineers work in the United States today, making engineering the nation’s second-largest profession. According to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, engineering majors have the highest starting salaries of the graduating class of 2005.

Salaries for chemical engineering graduates, who earn $53,639, are up 2.1% from last year. Civil engineering graduates posted a stronger increase of 4.1%, raising their average offer to $43,774. Computer engineering graduates saw a 1.8 percent increase to their average salary offer, raising it to $52,242, and electrical engineering grads received a 1.3 percent increase, bumping their average offer to $51,773. The average salary offer to mechanical engineering graduates rose by 3.3 percent, pushing the average offer to $50,175. In general, starting pay for engineering majors averages at $49,672.

An engineering degree also opens doors to other careers. Many engineering graduates have moved into other professions such as medicine, law, and business where their engineering background has been a valuable asset.

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