3 Reasons Why You Should Become an Engineer

There’s likely more than three good reasons to become an engineer – however, this advice aimed at those young in their careers highlights a few selling points for a career in engineering.  Not surprisingly – the pay is on the list.

According to Careerealism, 3 Great Reasons Why You Should Become an Engineer:

  • You’ll be in demand: experts are forecasting  11% growth in demand for engineers over the next 10 years – with many current engineers retiring.  Companies will be looking for your talent.
  • You’ll get paid well: in the US, the median starting salary for an engineer straight out of school is over $53k – one of the highest paying Bachelor’s degrees
  • You’ll get to change the world: combining creative and technical skills, engineers have the chance to stay ahead of the curve and create new solutions to seemingly impossible challenges.

We’d like to know – has this been your experience?  Would you recommend engineering as a career to a high school grad?  We’d be interested to hear your comments below.

3 Great Reasons Why You Should Become An Engineer [Careerealism]


Scott Russell Dempster

Scott Russell Dempster

Scott is the Creative Director at Ian Martin. His goal in life is to take boring stuff and make it easier to understand. When not pushing pixels around, he can be heard (from great distances) playing the bagpipes.
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