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