Technology and Engineering

Nationally, engineering is the second largest of all professions. In Utah, it is one of the fastest growing industries having a projected growth rate of 4.7% through the year 2010, creating approximately 11,000 jobs. Due to the expansion of jobs in the technical fields and the increasing numbers of engineers who are retiring, the number of job openings in technology and engineering continues to increase. There is a critical shortage of engineers and engineering technologists entering the eld at a time when technology is reinventing itself every few years. The variety of specialties can have an engineer developing pharmaceuticals for the medical profession, or designing a sustainable and efficient urban infrastructure. Careers in technology and engineering include:

  • Construction: Operating Engineer
  • Manufacturing: Industrial Engineer, Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Design: Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Computer Hardware Engineer, Computer Programmer