This HotJobs article reports that Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mining & Mineral Engineering (including Geological), Computer Engineering, Electrical/Electronics & Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering, and Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering are in the top ten when it comes to starting salary. The article generally presents a very positive picture for engineering. A little more research presents a mixed picture. Although engineering jobs do generally provide higher starting salaries some engineering positions appear to be growing at a rather low rate over the ten year projection period from 2008 to 2018 obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and listed below.
|Projected Employment||Change, 2008-18|
|Major||2008||2018||Number||Percent||Avg. Offer, 2010|
|Mining & Mineral Engineering (including Geological)||7100||8200||1100||15||$64,552.00|
|Electrical/Electronics & Communications Engineering||301500||304600||3100||1||$59,074.00|