The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Career Cluster involves planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services.
Today’s professionals in the engineering and technology field continue to revolutionize the way we live. They design, produce, operate, and maintain a variety of equipment and services we use in our everyday lives. The rapidly changing engineering and technology field requires a broad educational background and a lifelong commitment to learning new and specialized information.
Overall job opportunities in engineering and technology are expected to be good, but will vary by specialty. Technology and technology‐ related employment will continue to increase as technology changes and new technology is invented.
Engineers may work in design and development, testing, production or maintenance. Almost all entry‐level engineering jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree, and most engineers specialize in a certain field. Those interested in an occupation in the engineering field should be creative, inquisitive, analytical and detail‐oriented. They should also have excellent communication skills because working as part of a team and working with others outside the engineering field is often required.