The Engineering and Design Industry Sector is ideal for students who have a strong understanding of mathematics and a creative drive to design new ideas. If you are passionate about the environment and have innovative ideas for renewable energy or water treatment, or you have the next hit attraction for an amusement park in your head waiting to be designed, this sector could be your path to success. Student attributes for success in this sector include strong problem solving and analytical skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and a strong work ethic
The Architectural and Structural Engineering Pathway provides learning opportunities for students interested in the safety, cost, design, and construction of a building. Work elements of this pathway often involves working in conjunction with an architect. Students interested in this pathway should possess artistic ability and strong mathematical skills.
- Engineering Aides
- Structural Engineers
- Civil Engineers
- Industrial Designers/Estimators
Careers in this pathway are highly technical and require continuing education to stay abreast of constantly changing technology. Students are introduced to the design, manufacturing, assembly, programming, and maintenance of computers and networking systems essential to telecommunications and information technology. These pathway careers will continue to be in high demand as technological systems become increasingly intricate. Students interested in this pathway should have a desire to understand, diagnose, and create within a technological framework.
- Computer Engineers
- Electrical Engineers
- Computer Repair
- Computer Networking Technicians
- Telecommunication Engineers
- Network Administrators
If you like explaining ideas in a visual way, the Engineering Design Pathway may be for you. Pathway careers encompass the design and production of visual communications. Visual communication is the conveying of ideas and information in forms that can be seen. Students will learn to plan, prepare, and interpret drawings and models through traditional drafting or computer-aided techniques.
- Cad /Cam Technicians
- Civil Engineers
- Structural Engineers
- Software Engineers
The Engineering Technology Pathway provides learning opportunities for students interested in preparing for careers in the design, production, and maintenance of mechanical, telecommunications, electrical, electronics, and electromechanical products and systems.
- Industrial Engineers/Technicians
- Telecommunications Facility Construction/Maintenance
If your heart is set on protecting the environment, this may be your pathway. Improving and protecting our air, land, and water is the focus of this career area. Students will be involved in the design and development of equipment, processes, and systems used to create, monitor, prevent, or correct environmental events and conditions.
- Environmental Planners
- Park Naturalists
- Survey/Mapping Technicians/Engineers
- Environmental, Chemical, and Civil Engineers
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Labor Market Information
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|Occupation Title||Employment Levels in 2006||Projected Employment Level 2016||Projected Job Growth||Percent of Job Growth||2008 Hourly ¹Mean Wage||2008 ²Weekly Mean Wage||2008 ³Monthly Mean Wage||2008 Annual Mean Wage|
|Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians||1,100||1,100||0.0%||$29.78||$1,191.20||$5,003.04||$60,036.50|
|Atmospheric & Space Scientist||0.0%||$45.57||$1,822.80||$7,655.76||$91,869.10|
|Civil Engineering Technicians||8,400||9,200||9.5%||$27.81||$1,112.40||$4,672.08||$56,065.00|
|Computer Hardware Enigineers||21,400||23,700||10.7%||$52.32||$2,092.80||$8,789.76||$105,477.00|
|Computer Software Engineers, Applications||87,300||128,400||47.1%||$47.24||$1,889.60||$7,936.32||$95,235.80|
|Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software||52,100||66,800||28.2%||$49.41||$1,976.40||$8,300.88||$99,610.60|
|Electrical & Electronic Technicians||23,000||25,300||10.0%||$28.31||$1,132.40||$4,756.08||$57,073.00|
|Environmental Engineering Technicians||2,700||3,200||18.5%||$24.71||$988.40||$4,151.28||$49,815.40|
|Heating/Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Workers||19,700||22,200||12.7%||$22.81||$912.40||$3,832.08||$45,985.00|