The engineering field could expand in the next few years if more students pursue opportunities in this sector. In fact, some institutions are developing world-class programs to help students find engineering jobs.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Texas Tech University's wind-energy courses are significantly assisting a wide range of students. Andrew Swift, director of the Texas Wind Energy Institute, stated that the courses allow students to learn mechanical engineering skills that are in high demand among many employers.
American Wind Energy Association representative Liz Salerno noted that engineers are becoming increasingly important to firms worldwide.
"As the industry grows and strengthens there will always be a need for engineers and other professionals to keep the operation running efficiently, and the maintenance up to date," Salerno told the news source.
Officials in Memphis, Tennessee, are expecting the engineering segment to expand in the immediate future. The Memphis Business Journal reports that the number of engineers in the city has fluctuated over the past few years, but the nation's recovery from the economic recession of the late 2000s could bring new opportunities to talented local professionals.
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