Engineering Industry Trends in 2014 – Expert Insights for Engineers from Women Deans

Women Engineering Deans

5. Which engineering careers do most students move into?

Cherry Murray

At Harvard, roughly a tenth go to innovative startups, including starting their own business. About a third go to major engineering firms such as Boeing and Intel – mostly design and manufacturing. Still another third go to grad school or professional schools, like medicine or law. The rest do all sorts of innovative things such as working for nonprofits, consulting firms or governments.

Dr Barbara Boyan

Students with engineering degrees have opportunities in a variety of fields, not just traditional engineering. Many students go on to earn MBA’s as they move into business. Others pursue law school, medical and dental school, and of course graduate school. For those that enter the working world after graduation, most join companies that do different kinds of manufacturing or software design.

Nada Marie Anid

CNN Money top 10 Best Jobs in America include: Biomedical Engineer, Software Architect, Database Administrator, Software Developer.

– CNN Money top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs: #2: Medical Devices Clinical Engineer

Dr. Candis Claiborn

Most students go to work for large corporations in microelectronics, aerospace, power, computer science, energy processing, and construction. A typical entry level job might be as a project engineer or process engineer.

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