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Engineering-Related Technologies

188 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
3 Master's Degrees Annually
#254 in Popularity
$65,720 Median Salary

The following table lists how many engineering-related technologies graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 314
Basic Certificate 222
Bachelor’s Degree 188
Undergraduate Certificate 101
Graduate Certificate 9
Master’s Degree 3
Doctor’s Degree 3

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to engineering-related tech and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Engineering-Related Tech majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

A major in engineering-related tech prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

As a engineering-related tech major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Below is a list of occupations associated with engineering-related tech:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 19.0% $64,430
Geodetic Surveyors 11.2% $62,580
Manufacturing Production Technicians 5.2% $63,200
Mapping Technicians 10.6% $44,380
Mechanical Engineering Technologists 5.2% $63,200
Surveying Technicians 10.6% $44,380
Surveyors 11.2% $62,580

188 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
9% Percent Women
26% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 188 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering-related technologies in 2019, making it rank #254 in popularity. This major attracts more men than women. About 91% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of engineering-related tech majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering-Related Tech Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 37
White 127
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Engineering-Related Tech, too. About 3.2% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Angola
  • South Africa

Salaries According to BLS

Engineering-Related Tech majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $47,690 to $66,440 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with engineering-related tech require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to engineering-related tech have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 11.7%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 17.7%
Some College Courses 8.9%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 22.1%
Bachelor’s Degree 34.0%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 1.1%
Master’s Degree 5.3%
Post-Doctoral Training 0.0%

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 schools offered some type of engineering-related technologies program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 55 3
Certificate (1-2 years) 37 2
Certificate (2-4 Years) 4 0
Associate’s Degree 81 4
Bachelor’s Degree 5 1
Post-Baccalaureate 55 3
Master’s Degree 2 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

The median salary for a engineering-related tech grad is $65,720 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 65% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $516,400 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to engineering-related tech.

Major Number of Grads
Industrial Production Technology 14,313
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 10,756
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10,702
Environmental Control Technology 10,042
Electronics Engineering Technology 9,875
Mechanical Engineering Technology 7,772
Engineering-Related Fields 5,997
Quality Control Technology 4,315
General Engineering Technology 4,212
Computer Engineering Technology 4,180
Construction Engineering Technology 3,824
Engineering Technology (Other) 1,786
Architectural Engineering Technology 1,362
Civil Engineering Technology 1,357
Mining & Petroleum Technology 705
Nuclear Engineering Technology 388
Nanotechnology 123

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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