It's a Good Time to Become an Engineer

  • workforce insights
  • August 14, 2013

Engineering employee confidence levels have hit pre-recession highs

The statistics are stacking up—and the results are clear as day. It’s a good time to become an engineer.

According to the Brookings Institution, America accounts for only four percent of the total engineering degrees awarded globally. Compare that to the 56 percent of degrees granted in Asia.

Not only are engineering degrees some of the highest paid out of all bachelor’s degrees, but there are literally career opportunities that span the entire length of country—from the Jersey Shore to the coast of California.

The careers in engineering are out there—and the talent in the field are some of the most confident you’ll come across. They feel secure in their positions, the financial stability of their current employers, and they even have a bright outlook on the future of the economy.


Read more in the Randstad Engineering Employee Confidence Index.