Michigan is home to the eighth-most
engineering careers in the nation
Michigan’s unemployment rate has declined for the third consecutive month, and we are now at pre-recession levels. One reason for our unemployment turnaround is due to the growing number of engineering career opportunities popping up throughout the state.
According to EngineerJobs.com, Michigan companies are currently seeking candidates to fill more than 9,000 careers in engineering.
The quarterly report is based on a sample size of current jobs in the United States and categorizes each opportunity by location and discipline to draw conclusions about the condition of the profession. Though
specific numbers are constantly in flux, the trends still point to increasing demand for engineers on a national scale.
According to the current job board, more than 1,300 mechanical engineering jobs are available in and around Livonia alone—even more than were open at the time of the initial report.
Michigan has two of the best metro areas for top ten engineering disciplines: Livonia and Southfield for mechanical and manufacturing engineering, respectively. The majority of the engineering careers in Michigan are located in southeast region of the state and cater to the state’s well-established auto industry, but positions are available across the state and in a wide variety of specialties.
As our economy continues to recover and more careers are created, House Republicans celebrate and encourage the availability of jobs throughout our state.
Note: These ten states represent more than half—59.4 percent—of all available engineering jobs in the U.S.