Bureau of Labor Statistics

Field of degree: Engineering technologies

Engineering technologies field of degree. Employment: 462,110. Median annual wage: $75,000.

Engineering technologies field of degree. Employment: 462,110. Median annual wage: $75,000

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Table 1. Engineering technologies degree, 2018

Data

Engineering technologies

All fields

Employment

462,110 55,381,020

Median wage

$75,000 $59,000

Percent employed part time

7 15

Percent employed in occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree

52 59

Percent with an advanced degree

25 37

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 1. Types of engineering technologies majors, 2018

Engineering technologies majors

Major share

Electrical engineering technology

29%

Miscellaneous engineering technologies

21

Industrial production technologies

17

Engineering technologies

15

Engineering and industrial management

10

Other

9

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 2. Employment distribution of workers with an engineering technologies degree, by occupational group, 2018

Occupational group

Occupational group share

Management occupations

19%

Architecture and engineering occupations

16

Computer and mathematical occupations

15

Business and financial operations occupations

8

Sales and related occupations

7

Other

35

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Table 2.

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Table 2. Top-employing occupations for workers with an engineering technologies degree

Occupational Outlook Handbook profile

Percent growth, projected 2019–29

Typical entry-level education

Percent degree holders in this field, this occupation, 2018

Percent of this occupation with an advanced degree, 2018

Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers

22% Bachelor's degree 5% 33%

Computer and information systems managers

10 Bachelor's degree 2 29

Industrial engineers

10 Bachelor's degree 3 22

Computer user support specialists

8 Some college, no degree 2 11

Project management specialists and business operations specialists, all other

6 Bachelor's degree 2 28

Mechanical engineers

4 Bachelor's degree 3 24

Elementary school teachers, except special education

4 Bachelor's degree 2 50

Engineers, all other

1 Bachelor's degree 4 32

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

1 High school diploma or equivalent 2 8

Personal service managers, all other; entertainment and recreation managers, except gambling; and managers, all other

-2 Bachelor's degree 7 21

Note: Occupational profiles may comprise multiple SOC occupations, which may have differing education categories.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program (projected growth, entry-level education) and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (degree holders, advanced degrees).

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Engineering technologies,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/engineering-technologies/engineering-technologies-field-of-degree.htm (visited July 16, 2021).

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