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The best resource for information on engineering careers on the web is the following site mainted by the United States Department of Labor. The site includes a description of each type of engineering,  job outlooks, future job projections, salary information, and related occupations.


Bureau of Labor Statistics - Engineering


Significant Points for Potential Engineers

  • Employment is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations, although growth will vary by specialty; overall job opportunities for engineers are expected to be good.
  • A bachelor's degree in engineering is required for most entry-level jobs, but some research positions may require a graduate degree.
  • Starting salaries are among the highest of all college graduates.
  • Continuing education is critical for engineers in order to keep up with improvements in technology.

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