Start a Career in Engineering

Barry Lenson

Career in Engineering“Therefore, students, study mathematics and do not build without foundations.”  - Leonardo Da Vinci

If you’re eager to pick a college major that promises you the greatest chance of getting hired after you graduate engineering is among the first you should consider.

Here is some proof that jobs in engineering are booming . . .

  • The authoritative Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, states that Civil Engineering Technicians are in demand today. They command a median starting salary of $46,290 per year, the demand for them is projected to increase by 9,400 jobs before year 2020. And you can start in this profession with only a two-year Associate’s degree.
  • “How Are New College Grads Faring in Today’s Job Market?” an article on’s  IMT Career Journal, reports that only 7% of recent engineering grads are currently unemployed. That puts engineers in the same ballpark as education majors (only 5% unemployed) and health and science majors (4.8%).

How to Start a Career in Engineering

If you’re convinced that engineering is a promising and profitable field, you could take the plunge by enrolling in college and declaring engineering as your major. But there’s a safer way to determine whether engineering is the right career for you. It’s to take some online courses to help you decide.

These StraighterLine courses give you a taste of the subject matter and courses that you’ll be taking if you decide to become an engineer. Better yet, you can take them here at StraighterLine for far less money than you would pay for them at a regular college . . .

Leonardo Da Vinci Said It Well . . .

In the quote that preceded today’s post, he noted that engineers need to study mathematics. But he is not the only great human being who has praised engineers. Once upon a time, Franklin D. Roosevelt noted that, “There can be little doubt that in many ways the story of bridge building is the story of civilization. By it we can readily measure an important part of a people’s progress.”

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