Engineers, one of the strongest industries for growth in recent years, have recently seen increases in their employment levels with future strength remaining throughout the industry.
According to Staffing Industry, engineering jobs in September rose 0.15 percent from the month previous to reach a total workforce of 2.47 million. Employment in the industry has seen a boost of 1.42 percent in the past year, representing a total growth of 34,600 workers. This study included 24 different types of engineering positions in 30 different industries and sectors that employ large amounts of engineering workers. Its numbers were based on Bureau of Labor Statistics figures.
In addition, engineering jobs will soon grow further, according to the Houston Chronicle. Civil engineers, for instance, are expected to have the largest increase in employment in the coming years, while petroleum engineers should also see high demand in the future for their services.
Biomedical engineering has been predicted to see the fastest growth of the sector, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting a growth of 62 percent through 2020, while mechanical and chemical engineers should also see brisk growth thanks to the oil and gas industry's current boom.