The engineering occupations listed below show high demand. When considering an occupation, you should also consider the size, wages, and educational requirements.

  • Computer Systems Analysts
    Typical Wages: $42.72/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full star full star full star full star full star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 4,230
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Software Developers, Applications
    Typical Wages: $43.67/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full star full star full star full star full star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 2,970
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Industrial Engineers
    Typical Wages: $41.76/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full star full star full star full star full star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 2,410
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available. See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Civil Engineers
    Typical Wages: $41.47/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full star full star full star full star full star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 1,410
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Transportation Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available. See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electrical Engineers
    Typical Wages: $43.88/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full star full star full star full star full star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 760
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Software Developers, Systems Software
    Typical Wages: $52.14/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full star full star full star full star full star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 1,660
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Mechanical Engineers
    Typical Wages: $38.82/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full star full star full star full star full star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 2,320
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Fuel Cell Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available. See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Automotive Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available. See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians
    Typical Wages: $24.71/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full star full star full star full star full star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 720
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).

 

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  • Environmental Engineering Technicians
    Typical Wages: $24.32/hour (Median - National Data)
    Current Demand: full star full star empty star empty star empty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 100
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Environmental Engineers
    Typical Wages: $39.68/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 320
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Water/Wastewater Engineers 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Architectural Drafters 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Architectural and Civil Drafters
    Typical Wages: $25.63/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 240
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Civil Drafters
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Civil Engineering Technicians
    Typical Wages: $28.51/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 720
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Civil Engineers
    Typical Wages: $41.47/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 1,410
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Surveying and Mapping Technicians
    Typical Wages: $24.93/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starempty starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 110
    High school diploma or equivalent is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Transportation Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Technical Writers
    Typical Wages: $31.08/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starempty starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 360
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Industrial Production Managers
    Typical Wages: $47.04/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starfull starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 1,500
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Biomedical Engineers
    Typical Wages: $52.28/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 470
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Automotive Engineering Technicians 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Drafters, All Other
    Typical Wages: $24.32/hour (Median)
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Electrical Drafters
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electrical Engineering Technicians 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electrical Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters
    Typical Wages: $28.15/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 70
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
    Typical Wages: $27.08/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 40
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electronic Drafters
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electronics Engineering Technicians 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electronics Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Fuel Cell Technicians
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians 
    Typical Wages: $24.71/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 720
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Industrial Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Mechanical Drafters
    Typical Wages: $27.94/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 310
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
    Typical Wages: $26.44/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 380
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Automotive Engineering Technicians 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Drafters, All Other
    Typical Wages: $24.32/hour (Median)
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Electrical Drafters
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electrical Engineering Technicians 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electrical Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electrical and Electronics Drafters
    Typical Wages: $28.15/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 70
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
    Typical Wages: $27.08/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 40
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electronic Drafters
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electronics Engineering Technicians 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Electronics Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Fuel Cell Technicians
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Industrial Engineering Technicians 
    Typical Wages: $24.71/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 720
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Industrial Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Mechanical Drafters
    Typical Wages: $27.94/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 310
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
    Typical Wages: $26.44/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 380
    Associate's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Sales Engineers
    Typical Wages: $43.90/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starfull starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 540
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Aerospace Engineers
    Typical Wages: $53.88/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 60
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
    Typical Wages: $65.05/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starfull starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 1,260
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Automotive Engineers 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Biochemical Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Chemical Engineers
    Typical Wages: $40.17/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 160
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
    Typical Wages: $50.46/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 310
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Electrical Engineers
    Typical Wages: $43.88/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 760
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Electronics Engineers
    Typical Wages: $45.87/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 300
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Energy Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Engineers, All Other
    Typical Wages: $50.22/hour (Median)
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Fuel Cell Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Health and Safety Engineers
    Typical Wages: $41.18/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 120
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Industrial Engineers
    Typical Wages: $41.76/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 2,410
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Industrial Safety and Health Engineers 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Manufacturing Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Marine Engineers 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Materials Engineers
    Typical Wages: $46.35/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 110
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Mechanical Engineers
    Typical Wages: $38.82/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starfull starfull starfull starfull star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 2,320
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Mechatronics Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Microsystems Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Mining and Geological Engineers
    Typical Wages: $45.63/hour (Median - National)
    Current Demand: full starempty starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 100
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Nanosystems Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Nuclear Engineers
    Typical Wages: $47.72/hour (Median)
    Bachelor's degree is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Photonics Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Product Safety Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Robotics Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Solar Energy Systems Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Validation Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Wind Energy Engineers
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation
  • Locomotive Engineers 
    Typical Wages: $29.88/hour (Median)
    Current Demand: full starempty starempty starempty starempty star
    Projected Total Openings (2014-2024): 400
    High school diploma or equivalent is most common for entry (National Data).
  • Logistics Engineers 
    This is a new or emerging specialty. Information on wages and outlook is not yet available.See the wage and outlook information for the broader occupation

Wages
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Current Demand
Current demand, represented by one to five stars indicating low to high demand, is calculated with data from the Minnesota Job Vacancy Survey, Occupational Employment Statistics, and Unemployment Insurance Statistics. One star, although low, still represents some demand. An occupation with no evidence of demand will display "N/A" or not applicable. Learn more about occupational demand data.

Projected Total Openings
The number of job openings expected between 2014 and 2024.

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