Job growth for engineers varies by specialty, but overall employment in engineering and architecture is expected to grow by 10 percent through 2020, meaning the sector will grow more slowly than the average for all industries. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the most new engineering jobs will be added for civil engineers (+51,100 jobs through 2020), while employment of biomedical engineers will see the fastest growth (+62 percent through 2020). Demand for engineers in consulting, engineering, and research and development services will contribute to growth. Employment growth will be balanced as new technology allows engineers in other countries to work remotely and for lower wages and salaries.

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