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Will there be an over saturation of engineers?

I want to be an engineer and am curious about the field. Presently, engineering and other STEM occupations are quite popular. But as time passes, there will be many who major in it like me and due to that, won't the job market be more competitive? And if so, when? #engineering #employment #job-market


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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Kevin L. I see that you posted this question a little while ago so I hope my answer to you (or others who may read this response) is still helpful.

Love this question!! It is a question that I asked myself just as I was about to graduate with my engineering degree many years ago. To echo a previous answer, the type of engineering does matter. And that's not to say that an individual can't enhance their engineering skills even after having graduated. In fact, many companies encourage learning new skills. When their employees stay relevant, particularly in tech related work, then those companies can stay relevant by taking on bold, new projects.

When I graduated from college, the fastest internet speeds were generally a compilation of cables where each cable might move data at 1.5M per second. We wouldn't/couldn't dream of speeds that slow today. I used that small example as a testament to how someone who started in technology some time ago, has learned to evolve based on how technology has evolved and based on the needs of consumers. In today's world, consumers want to be able to do action gaming, live streaming, video conferencing...all of these things require high speed technology. As long as there are persons, who happen to be engineers, who have an interest and success in furthering technology growth and reach, there will be lots of space for more engineers.

Best of luck to you!

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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Kevin L. I see that you posted this question a little while ago so I hope my answer to you (or others who may read this response) is still helpful.

Love this question!! It is a question that I asked myself just as I was about to graduate with my engineering degree many years ago. To echo a previous answer, the type of engineering does matter. And that's not to say that an individual can't enhance their engineering skills even after having graduated. In fact, many companies encourage learning new skills. When their employees stay relevant, particularly in tech related work, then those companies can stay relevant by taking on bold, new projects.

When I graduated from college, the fastest internet speeds were generally a compilation of cables where each cable might move data at 1.5M per second. We wouldn't/couldn't dream of speeds that slow today. I used that small example as a testament to how someone who started in technology some time ago, has learned to evolve based on how technology has evolved and based on the needs of consumers. In today's world, consumers want to be able to do action gaming, live streaming, video conferencing...all of these things require high speed technology. As long as there are persons, who happen to be engineers, who have an interest and success in furthering technology growth and reach, there will be lots of space for more engineers.

Best of luck to you!

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Simon’s Answer

Engineering has been a pretty stable career but there are some things to consider. If you go into a specialty engineering field like aeronautics, mining, automotive etc. you will be more limited on job opportunities than if you have a mechanical, civil, electrical or chemical which are more universal. I'm a mechanical engineer and worked in chemical manufacturing with chemical, civil, and electrical engineers. If you are creative, enjoy problem solving and don't mind travelling, there will be plenty of opportunities for you when you graduate. Good luck.


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Chaitra’s Answer

Hi Kevin. Engineering any day will be in demand. But make sure to be an employable engineer to seek the advantage. This field has always encouraged good engineers.

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Hi Kevin. Engineering any day will be in demand. But make sure to be an employable engineer to seek the advantage. This field has always encouraged good engineers.

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