MEM in Growing Demand and the 10th Highest Paying Profession in the US!

Did you know that:

  • The U.S. Department of Labor reports that Engineering Managers represent the 10th highest paying profession, or the 3rd highest if medical professions are excluded from the list (behind Psychiatrist and CEO).
  • By 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be approximately 195,000 engineering manager jobs in the U.S. alone
  • Recent surveys indicate 22% of the 500 CEO’s had an engineering undergraduate degree.
  • In 2012, 47% of CEOs had received degrees relying heavily on Engineering, Economics, Accounting, and Mathematics.

It makes sense that engineers are in demand (as you probably already know if you’re reading this post). As the economy improves, so too will the demand for engineering managers. We are now seeing employers such as the big consulting firms hiring people with engineering management and other technical backgrounds to fill roles, especially in the areas of analytics and big data, as well as supply chain optimization. It is also clear that employers are starting to value entrepreneurial courses and the innovation and business model creativity that comes from having entrepreneurs on staff.

It is a great time to be an engineering manager! See our other posts on great rankings and a few of our very own alumni success stories!

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