The information below was
originally provided for certain high school students but
I hope it may also be helpful to others.
A great website
for information about jobs is:
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational
For example, for
some Engineers the growth expectation between now and
Engineers 1% - 2016 Median Salary $93,310 - 2014 Jobs
Engineers 2% - 2016 Median Salary $98,340 - 2014 Jobs
Engineers 5% - 2016 Median Salary $84,190 - 2014 Jobs
Industrial Engineers including Packaging Engineers 1% -
2016 Median Salary $84,310 - 2014 Jobs 241,100
For engineers not
listed separately https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes172199.htm
looking for a job, don't overlook company websites.
For example, as I write this Baxter International says
they have 558 openings.
list job openings at their websites...but some companies
ignore www.linkedin.com - You will have to signup.
- If you establish a good reputation, don't be surprised
if one or more headhunters come and offer you a job or at
least an interview with some large company looking for
someone with your qualifications. That's how I came to
the Chicago area.
- Robotics, 3D Printing (previously called additive
manufacturing), Drones, Automation.
I have always found there to be a big need for packaging
engineers but I don't know if that's true anymore.
Professional Networking - If you join ASME
and/or other professional societies you are likely to
hear of job opportunities as well as other kinds of
opportunities there. I have served as Chairman of ASME
Chicago and in other positions; President of the South
Suburban Chapter, Illinois Society of Professional
Engineers; and President of the Midwest Society of
Professional Consultants. I also often attend meetings of
the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American
Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers. Often
I have heard of job opportunties.
Some articles that may be
Top 10 Technology Hiring Hot Spots |
Where (in the US) the Engineering Jobs Are
7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017
15 Hot New Technologies That Will
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017