Engineering Technologies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

87,772

declining 2.14%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$5,519

growing 0.859%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$28,000

growing 2.26%

Average Wage

$86,413

growing 2.48%

People in Workforce

407,688

growing 6.66%

Average Employee Age

44.3

growing 0.441%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Engineering Technologies degree recipients are Orange Beach, AL, Bremerton, WA, and Lake Charles, LA. The locations with a relatively high number of Engineering Technologies degree recipients are Amityville, NY, Morrison, IL, and Nederland, TX. The most common degree awarded to students studying Engineering Technologies is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Engineering Technologies and the types of students that study this field. Columbia Southern University awards the most degrees in Engineering Technologies in the US, but Northwestern Technological Institute and Island Drafting and Technical Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Engineering Technologies.

Tuition costs for Engineering Technologies majors are, on average, $5,519 for in-state public colleges, and $28,000 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Engineering Technologies programs are Public, 2-year institutions (820 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (42,063 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Engineering Technologies

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Engineering Technologies, is Public, 2-year (42,063 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Engineering Technologies programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$5,519

Median In-State Public

$28,000

Median Out of State Private

Columbia Southern University has the most Engineering Technologies degree recipients, with 1,788 degrees awarded in 2016.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Engineering Technologies.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Engineering Technologies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Northwestern Technological Institute and Island Drafting and Technical Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Engineering Technologies, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Engineering Technologies

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Engineering Technologies by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Engineering Technologies.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Engineering Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The industry that employs the most Engineering Technologies majors is Computer Systems Design, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

$86,413

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,722

2.48%

1 Year Growth

± 4.36%

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Highest Paying Locations

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Engineering Technologies majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Engineering Technologies majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

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Most Specialized

Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Engineering Technologies majors working as Mechanical engineers, Materials engineers, and Electrical & electronics engineers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations by median income for Engineering Technologies majors are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists.

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Occupations by Share

407,688

2017 Workforce

± 15,654

6.66%

1 Year Growth

± 5.18%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.66%, from 382,245 in 2016 to 407,688 in 2017.

The largest single share of Engineering Technologies graduates go on to work as Miscellaneous managers (8.79%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Engineering Technologies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries that employ Engineering Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Construction, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Industries by Share

407,688

2017 Workforce

± 15,654

6.66%

1 Year Growth

± 5.18%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.66%, from 382,245 in 2016 to 407,688 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Engineering Technologies graduates by share is Computer Systems Design, followed by Construction. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Engineering Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Engineering Technologies majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Engineering Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Engineering Technologies is 44.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Engineering Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (51,501) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

44.3

Average Age in 2017

± 0.485 Years

0.441%

1 Year Change

± 1.57%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Engineering Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 52 and 43 years old, which represent 3.04% and 3.02% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Engineering Technologies are Associates Degree, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The most common degree types held by the working population in Engineering Technologies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (86%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Engineering Technologies.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    51,501 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    12,797 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    9,068 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Engineering Technologies for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    9,779 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1,351 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    1,202 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Engineering Technologies. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. India

    53,772 degree recipients

  2. China

    4,600 degree recipients

  3. Philippines

    3,125 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. India

    7.42 times more than expected

  2. Bulgaria

    2.77 times more than expected

  3. Ukraine

    2.52 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in India that hold Engineering Technologies degrees (7.42 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (53,772 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Engineering Technologies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Engineering Technologies majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Engineering Technologies majors need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Engineering Technologies majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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