Career Path Forecast
to the U.S. Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
mechanical engineers are expected to have employment growth of 6 percent
between 2008 and 2018, slower than the average for all
Mechanical engineers are involved in the production of a wide range
of products, and continued efforts to improve those products will create
continued demand for their services. In addition, some new job
opportunities will be created through the effects of emerging
technologies in biotechnology, materials science, and nanotechnology.
Additional opportunities outside of mechanical engineering will
exist because the skills acquired through earning a degree in mechanical
engineering often can be applied in other engineering specialties.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.