College graduates in every state have a good chance of becoming engineers.
That’s according to a survey of more than 300,000 high school students by the Society for Engineering Education.
This is the first time the survey has looked at engineering majors and shows that engineering majors have consistently been among the most sought-after majors among recent college grads.
“Engineering is the most-coveted degree in the U.S.,” says David A. Smith, the survey’s lead researcher.
“The number of engineering majors is growing every year, and engineering graduates in the United States have a lot to look forward to.”
The survey is based on students who completed a survey that asked them to rate their favorite engineering majors.
In this case, engineering majors were ranked by how much they liked engineering and how many engineering related skills they were interested in.
Smith says the survey data shows that students who choose engineering as their major are most likely to be interested in engineering.
“They are going to spend more time thinking about engineering than most other majors,” Smith says.
“When you think about engineering, you can’t just go to a business school, or a business program, and pick up an engineering degree and then be a software engineer.
You have to go into engineering.”
A good example of engineering’s popularity among recent grads can be found in the state of California, where engineering graduates account for 22% of the state’s engineering workforce.
In New Jersey, engineering students account for 10% of that state’s workforce, and they account for 17% of engineering graduates.
New York, where the state is located, has a similar percentage of engineering students in its workforce of 12%.
A good engineering major will help you excel in math and science.
But if you are interested in more technical fields, Smith says, “there’s a very strong correlation between a college degree and being in a computer science or electrical engineering program.”
Engineering majors are also well-represented in the health and medicine fields, where they account the most for 16% of college graduates in those fields.
“In the health care industry, it’s a great fit because it’s one of the top two majors in that field,” Smith said.
“A doctor of medicine is a doctor, and that doctor has to understand everything.”
The best engineering jobs include working on computers and in data centers, but they are also found in other fields, too.
“There are some really interesting areas where engineering is a very attractive option for a lot of people,” Smith added.
Smith and his team have created a database of engineering-related skills that include computer programming, mechanical engineering, software engineering, data analytics, and design and engineering.
They plan to continue to collect information about engineering majors through their survey until March 1.