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Post AZRep Article re: Engineering Decline

I think this is the right sub-forum...

There's an article in the Arizona Republic today discussing the decline in engineering education and jobs in the US and Arizona. There are a few topics mentioned thay Dean Kamen brought up this past season. Here is the article if you're interested in reading it. Below is a picture from the paper:

I find it hard to believe that there's a decline in engineers as almost everyone I know from high school and in college is a student in engineering. ::shrugs:: I wish they had mentioned FIRST. Maybe I'll write a letter to the author.
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Re: AZRep Article re: Engineering Decline

This is nothing new. I have books from the 1970's that said the same exact thing. Though I am surprised. It seems to be that more and more engineering graduates are obtaining their phd/masters even though there is far less students obtaining their bachelors.
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Re: AZRep Article re: Engineering Decline

It's nothing new that it takes a higher and higher degree to get a job in the US. Across the board there are more masters and PhDs, not just in engineering.
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Re: AZRep Article re: Engineering Decline

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It's nothing new that it takes a higher and higher degree to get a job in the US. Across the board there are more masters and PhDs, not just in engineering.
Actually that's not true. Engineering is one of the exceptions to this rule. A person with his bachelors degree can get a decent job unless he want to work with computers. Then I'd agree with you and say you'd need your PHD. and higher. I would say to shoot for a minor or dual major in a differnt field along with engineeirng. There are some funky jobs out there that involve skills in engineering and some completely unrelated field.
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