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Top Engineering Opportunities in 2013

CATEGORY: Find the Right Job
POSTED: April 30, 2013 at 7:42 am

by Lou H, ResumeEdge Certified Writer –

For those of you who were in the job market during the recession, you’ll be glad to know the economy is finally looking up. The best news is that if you’re in the engineering field, you will inevitably have many more opportunities to choose from when searching for a new and rewarding career opportunity.

Outlook for Engineering Jobs

In an article written by John Rossheim, Monster senior contributing writer, Jack Smith, president of the Milwaukee office of Sanford Rose Associates, states:  “Employers are taking advantage of the engineer marketplace selectively.” This means that candidates must be able to showcase their most important contributions and abilities. Applicants get one chance to make a good first impression. The article indicates that a high demand currently exists for electrical, civil, chemical, mechanical, manufacturing and aerospace engineers.

Additionally, Sepi Asefnia, president of Sepi Engineering & Construction, a firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina, suggests that due to climate change, environmental and civil engineering firms are “growing out of the need to adapt to global warming and the attendant stresses on the built environment.”  Sepi continues in saying, “We want the client to feel that we’re going to find the best options for them.”

John Rossheim notes in his article that their company is planning on hiring as many as seven more engineers in 2013. “The top high-demand, low-supply occupations that we identified are mechanical, electrical, and petroleum engineers,” says Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, an organization that works to stimulate economic development in southwest Pennsylvania.

From a college adviser’s viewpoint, Erik Oswald, career services associate at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, believes that “the top three engineering degrees in demand are mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering.”

Read more about the points of view of recruiters, engineering employers, community economic development leaders, college placement advisers, and recent engineering graduates in John Rossheim’s full article on

Top Jobs for 2013

Jacquelyn Smith, a member of Forbes staff, has put together a list of occupations for degreed candidates that have produced the most jobs post-recession. These include:

  • Software Developers (Applications and Systems Software)
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Specialists
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Sales Representatives (Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific)
  • Information Security Analysts, Web Developers and Computer Network Architects
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Logisticians
  • Database Administrators
  • Meeting, Convention  and Event Planners
  • Cost Estimators
  • Personal Financial Advisors

For more details about the top jobs in 2013, read the full Forbes article.

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