Career Outlook for Mechanical Engineering Technologists

Also known as:  Agricultural Engineering Technicians, Biomedical Engineering Technician, Chemical Engineering Technician, Marine Engineering Technicians, Materials Engineering Technician, Metallurgical Engineering Technician, Nuclear Engineering Technician, Optical Engineering Technician, Ordnance Engineering Technician, Salvage Engineering Technician
The overall job outlook for Mechanical Engineering Technologist careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 24.45 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 4.07 percent per year. Demand for Mechanical Engineering Technologists is expected to go up, with an expected 14,040 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.64 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Mechanical Engineering Technologists in the following states
California 9,580
Texas 6,460
Ohio 3,590
Michigan 3,570
Washington 3,300
Virginia 3,030
Maryland 2,940
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Mechanical Engineering Technologists
Wyoming 170
Nebraska 170
Montana 280
Arkansas 280
Rhode Island 300
Iowa 300
West Virginia 310