The Top Five Engineering Jobs of 2016

The Top Five Engineering Jobs of 2016
The Top Five Engineering Jobs of 2016
The Top Five Engineering Jobs of 2016

The Top Five Engineering Jobs of 2016

Here are a few headlines from March on engineers at work:

  • Mashable: How we built Uber engineering’s highest query per second service
  • BBC 4: James May reassembles engineering icons
  • Popular Mechanics: “Russia actually lights its rockets with an oversized rocket match,” or how good engineering can survive the ages
  • The New York Times: Apple encryption engineers, if forced to unlock iPhone will quit

These headlines show that engineers are not only in the news, but working on everything from Uber’s practical day-to-day tasks, BBC’s creative TV shows, keeping Russia in space the old fashioned way and protecting their assets.

Your management skills and coursework are preparing you for the jobs in these headlines. U.S. News & World Report ranked the top five engineering jobs for 2016. Check out the stats and see if they meet your expectations for how you plan to use your degree.  

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The top five engineering jobs for 2016:

#1 in Best Engineering Jobs – Cartographer

  • Median salary: $60,930
  • Employment rate: 29 percent growth through 2024
  • Number of available jobs: 3,600
  • Upward mobility average: Average
  • Stress level: Below average
  • Flexibility: Average
  • Education needed: bachelor’s degree in cartography, geography, civil engineering or a similar field

#2 in Best Engineering Jobs – Biomedical Engineer

  • Median salary: $86,950
  • Employment rate: 23 percent growth through 2024
  • Number of available jobs: 5,100
  • Upward mobility average: Average
  • Stress level: Above average
  • Flexibility: Average
  • Education needed: bachelor's degree from a biomedical engineering program

#3 in Best Engineering Jobs – Mechanical Engineer

  • Median salary: $83,060
  • Employment rate: 5 percent growth through 2024
  • Number of available jobs: 14,600
  • Upward mobility average: High
  • Stress level: Average
  • Flexibility: Above average
  • Education needed: bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Aspiring managers have a higher educational standard to meet: a graduate degree in a program like engineering management

#4 in Best Engineering Jobs – Environmental Engineer

  • Median salary: $80,890
  • Employment rate: 12 percent growth through 2024
  • Number of available jobs: 6,800
  • Upward mobility average: Above average
  • Stress level: Average
  • Flexibility: Average
  • Education needed: bachelor’s degree in civil, chemical, environmental or general engineering

#5 in Best Engineering Jobs – Civil Engineer

  • Median salary: $82,050
  • Employment rate: 8 percent growth through 2024
  • Number of available jobs: 23,600
  • Upward mobility average: Above average
  • Stress level: Average
  • Flexibility: Below average
  • Education needed: bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a state-specific engineering license. Aspiring managers have a higher educational standard to meet: a graduate degree in a program like engineering management