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Any one from the states, wanna know how it is like to be an engineer there, getting employed and stuffs?

The salary rate, how scarce are engineers, or they are in abundance.

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Drew’s Answer

Good engineers are always in demand. Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (available online free) says engineers right out of school with a bachelor's degree the average pay is between $95,000-$97,000/year. The expected growth rate varies; the mechanical engineer's growth rate is about 2%/year (slower than average), whereas biomedical engineers' growth rate is about 10%/year (faster than average).

Pay is higher for those with graduate degrees and with an engineer license(PE).
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Kristina’s Answer

Hello! I'm from Los Angeles,Californja area. I can say getting employed as an engineer over here is pretty easy in my experience. A little about my background: I am a minority women with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. So far no issues getting employed, opportunities are plenty.
My advice: In school I would suggest focus on gaining experience through clubs,projects, research, internships, anything you can get your hands on. This will help immensely when applying for jobs. Then practice hard on interview skills. Once you get an interview, you pretty much have the job if you can Ace the interview.

Also as far as salary, it depends on what kind of engineer.
I am biomedical/mechanical and I am at 88k - 90k a year starting .
Software engineers make much more.

I've seen some engineers (mechanical, chemical, electrical) make as low as 60k per year so it varies.

Short answer : anywhere from 60k - 88k starting
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Laura’s Answer

Hi Kennedy! In the US, engineering is a very in-demand field. One of the great things about engineering is that there are so many different fields and companies from all industries need engineers, so there is always demand. For example, I come from the Industrial Engineering field and know classmates who have gone into jobs for financial firms to consulting firms to furniture to technology! There's definitely no shortage of opportunities, especially as companies are becoming more and more data-driven and reliant on technology. The salaries will vary by the type of engineering and company, but overall salaries are high compared to many other fields.
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Sonal’s Answer

Hi Kennedy,

Here is my little intro before jumping to the question, my name is SP. I am from India and I moved to United States around 6 years back. I have done my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from a University in India and masters in Automotive Engineering from a University in US and currently working as a Automotive Engineer.

So far it has been great working as an Engineer in US! There are ample of good opportunities for engineers from various fields. The salary depends on different aspects, including but not limited to the State/City where the company is located, years of experience a candidate has, field of engineering (mechanical, IT, electrical, etc.), highest education degree, weather the company is a startup or a established one, etc.
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