The United States is becoming an engineer’s dream job, and the job market for engineers has been growing in leaps and bounds over the past several years, according to a report released today by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
The report finds that more than one-third of the nearly 1,400 engineering jobs created in 2015 were engineering positions, up from around 20 percent in 2007.
“Engineers are entering the workforce with a lot of skills that they never had before, and many of them are using them to solve complex problems,” said Dr. Andrew Schlesinger, vice president of the SAE, in a statement.
“With a rapidly expanding workforce, the opportunity for engineers to apply their skills and create new solutions to complex problems is truly enormous.”SAE is also pleased with the trend of engineers becoming more educated in fields like robotics and computer science.
These skills will allow them to better communicate with others in the future, and help them advance their careers.
“Our jobs are not finished yet.
Engineers need to continue to innovate, learn, and apply their technical knowledge to help solve our toughest problems, and make their workplaces more productive,” he added.
“Our report provides us with the latest and most current data on engineering jobs.
We will continue to monitor and report on these trends and see how the industry evolves as more engineers become more skilled in these areas.”
In the coming months, a number of major technology companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, will launch their own programs aimed at recruiting engineers and engineers-in-training.
These efforts are aimed at increasing the numbers of engineers who are able to enter the workforce and help develop the technologies that companies use to power their business.
The SAE also released an analysis of the average starting salary of engineers in the United States in 2015, noting that the average engineer salary was $57,800.
Engineers make up more than three-quarters of the U.S. workforce, but have historically paid less than half that amount.
This wage gap has led some companies to cut engineering jobs, including those that require the most specialized skills.
The average starting salaries of engineers have fallen slightly since 2007, and in 2015 the average salary for engineers was $55,000.
The median salary for a software engineer in 2015 was $68,600.
The median starting salary for an IT engineer was $69,800 in 2015.
The number of engineers entering the industry has grown over the last decade, and engineers are entering at a younger age than the average.
The report found that nearly half of engineers are 30 or younger.
Engineers who graduated in 2015 had the highest median salary of all majors at $69.40 an hour.