Engineers are in Demand

by Engineer Designer on August 30, 2011

Engineering Hiring Demand Jumps 59% in 2011 Source: EngineerDesigner Employers and staffing agencies in the Engineering Services sector posted more than 23,000 new job ads during the past 60 days. This is a 36% increase over the same period last year, and a 59% boost from the beginning of 2011. The top 20 jobs Engineering Services firms are looking to fill are listed below, along with the percentage change from 2010. Civil, Industrial, Electrical and Mechanical engineers make up the top engineering occupations, and with the addition of Computer Systems Analysts, round out the top five in-demand occupations in the sector. 19 of the top 20 occupations showed double-digit growth in demand during the past 60 days, compared to the same period in 2010. Employers Struggle to Find Engineers A recent Talent Shortage Survey from ManpowerGroup found that 52% of U.S. employers today are having difficulty filling jobs. Best-Paying College Major: Engineering Engineering majors continue to boast fatter salary offers than their peers, according to the most recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Majors in the engineering field dominated the association's list of top-paying degrees for the class of 2011, with four of the top five spots going to engineering majors. Each of these majors receive average starting salary offers of more than $60,000. The only non-engineering major among the top five was computer science, which earned graduating students average starting salary offers of $63,017.