Whether you're searching for your first job right out of school or contemplating your next career move, it pays to be informed. How much are other engineers in your field earning? What are the "hot" jobs for the next decade? How do you find your dream job? To get an accurate read on the engineering job market, it's a wise idea to investigate a few different sources of information. Here are some web sites to get you started:
Design Engineering Career Websites
- U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
This site will give you an excellent overview of the U.S. job market and what people are earning in various occupations. Check out the section on "Wages, Earnings, and Benefits."
- Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering
University web sites are a great resource for current information on the job market outlook, especially for new graduates. This site is no exception.
- National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Professional organizations such as NSPE often provide members career-oriented support. NSPE tracks the salaries of more than 14,000 engineers in its latest report.
Machine Design Salary Survey
Machine Design is a sister publication of Motion System Design. Leading industry trade magazines such as these are another informative reference source for job and salary information.