During 2012, hiring in the engineering services industry was growing strongly. However, we've noticed that overall demand for engineers has been declining since then. Last week, we reported that job ads for Electrical Engineers declined slightly in February. Since engineering jobs are one of the STEM fields and often considered hard-to-fill, we looked at recent trends in the engineering services industry. During February 2013, there were approximately 49,000 job ads posted online in the engineering services industry. This is an 11% year-over-year decline when compared to February 2012.
Hiring Demand in the Engineering Services Industry
Not surprisingly, engineering occupations are most commonly advertised in the engineering services industry. Despite having more than 18,000 jobs available during February, demand for engineers in this industry declined 4% from last February. In addition to engineers, many IT occupations are highly demanded in this industry as well.
The most commonly advertised job titles include:
- Electrical Engineer
- Administrative Assistant
- Mechanical Engineer
- Project Manager
- Software Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Program Manager
- Systems Administrator
Hiring Scale for the Engineering Services Industry in Detroit, MI
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