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Engineering-Related Technologies Major

572 yearly degrees
#259 in popularity
$66,000 median salary

Engineering-related technologies is a major that typically falls into the Engineering Technologies category.

There are 84 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in engineering-related tech, 28 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 1 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 1 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Engineering-related technologies is one of the least chosen majors in the country, ranked #256 in popularity. About 200 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the field in 2017. This major attracts more men than women. About 88.3% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1%
  • Black or African American: 3.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 21%
  • White: 67.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.4%
  • Other Races: 3.9%
Engineering-Related Technologies Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in engineering-related tech. About 3.4% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending engineering-related tech majors to the U.S. are China, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to engineering-related tech to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

A major in engineering-related tech should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

Important Knowledge Areas for Engineering-Related Technologies Majors

Engineering-related tech majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

Important Skills for Engineering-Related Technologies Majors

As you progress with your engineering-related tech degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

Important Abilities for engineering-related tech Majors

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

Careers Related to Engineering-Related Technologies
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Mapping Technicians

10.6%

$44,380

Manufacturing Production Technicians

5.2%

$63,200

Mechanical Engineering Technologists

5.2%

$63,200

Surveyors

11.2%

$62,580

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

19%

$64,430

Surveying Technicians

10.6%

$44,380

Geodetic Surveyors

11.2%

$62,580

Average salaries range from $48,000 to $66,000 for careers related to engineering-related tech. This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, the typical high school graduate makes between $29,000 and $57,000 a year. The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $44,000 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,000 and $120,000.

Average Salary for an Engineering-Related Tech Major  ( 48000 to 66000 )
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$200k
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
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$200k
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )
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$200k

Your salary will be largely dependent on the career path you follow and what area of the country (or world) you work. Getting a graduate degree may open up more options with higher salary potential.

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

How much education 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.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Engineering-Related Technologies
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma

0%

High School Diploma or Equivalent

11.7%

Post-Secondary Certificate

17.7%

Some College Courses

8.9%

Associate's Degree or Equivalent

22.1%

Bachelor's Degree

34%

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

1.1%

Master's Degree

5.3%

Post-Master's Certificate

0%

First Professional Degree

0%

Doctoral Degree

0%

Post-Doctoral Training

0%

There are 28 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in engineering-related technologies, with 5 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Getting your degree online is not easy and includes watching and listening to hours of lectures, participating in group charts, submitting papers by the appropriate deadline and taking tests. Some online programs will also feature internships or in-person clinical hours.

The median salary for an engineering-related tech grad is $66,000 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 69% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $536,400 after 20 years!

engineering-related technologies salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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