Some Engineering Jobs To See Double-Digit Growth Next 7 Years

Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5 percent through 2024, while some other engineering focuses will see higher employment growth and some will see lower or no growth, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This associates degree job averages a salary of $55,610. The median annual wage for engineering jobs is currently $77,900. The engineering median wages are higher than the median annual wage for all occupations, which is currently $37,040.

Employment of electro-mechanical technicians is projected to show little or no change through 2024. Electro-mechanical technicians are generalists in technology, and their broad skill set will help sustain demand for their services.

Recent projections from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate engineering jobs will grow 3% over the coming seven years. While some disciplines such as aerospace engineering will experience a small decline, jobs for most engineering disciplines are on the rise.

Employment for engineers will expand by roughly 67,200 new jobs. The growth rate is slower than the average for all occupations, in part, because several engineering technician categories are projected to decline as improvements in technology, such as design software, make workers more productive.

Source: by Rob Spiegel, August 10, 2017 https://www.designnews.com/automation-motion-control/some-engineering-jobs-will-see-double-digit-growth-over-next-7-years?cid=nl.x.dn14.edt.aud.dn.20170815.tst004t

Profile: VWDB President, Debbie Kukta

Photo Chairperson: Debbie Kukta, KO Properties, Inc.
VWDB Chairperson: Debbie Kukta, KO Properties

Luckily for the Verdugo Workforce Development Board nominating committee, WIOA does not require members to have experience in a majority of the Board’s areas of service and responsibility: public and private sectors, business, labor, individual job seekers, and fostering career pathways in public schools. But if it did, Debbie Kukta would more than qualify, with a resume that includes more than 25 years in manufacturing, seven years on the Burbank school board, work as a CPA and managing commercial real estate, and since 2012, serving as the Burbank City Treasurer.

Kukta, who started her service on the VWDB in 1999, did not set out on a clearly defined career path toward chairing the VWDB, nor did she aim to become City Treasurer. “I would never have imagined handling all those investments!” Kukta told me when we met recently for breakfast. But she appreciates how her variety of experience, combined with a willingness to take on new challenges, paved the way to her current responsibilities.

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VWDB Board Member Ara Aslanian Speaks at Glendale Tech On Tap Event, March 2, 2017

photo VWDB Board Member Ara Asianian
VWDB Board Member Ara Aslanian, of  Glendale’s Inverselogic Inc.

VWDB Board member Ara Aslanian, of  Inverselogic Inc. (inverselogic.com), will be featured in the City of Glendale’s Tech on Tap series this Thursday, March 2nd, from 8AM – 9:30AM at the Antaeus Theatre Company, located at 110 E. Broadway Avenue, Glendale, CA.

Mr. Aslanian will be talking about “The Growth of Ransomware and What Business Can Do to Protect Themselves.” Please join Mr. Aslanian to learn about the tools you need to protect yourself, your business and your wallet from falling victim to ransomware attacks.