Getting an MBA as an Engineer: Worth It?

November 3, 2017

As a professional in the engineering field, you probably appreciate the value of a solid education.  Without a foundational background in the maths and sciences, for an example, you most likely wouldn’t be able to...

Engineering in the New Industrial Revolution

July 22, 2015
Finding Jobs in the New Industrial Revolution Robotic Arm Dice Engineering Jobs Dan Ruscoe CC BY

Get to know the engineers creating the next industrial revolution — and how they got their jobs.

Where the Engineering Jobs Are: July 2015

July 21, 2015
Where Engineering Jobs Are 2015

This quarter, we mine our online jobs database to rank states by engineering jobs per capita and pinpoint the most in-demand disciplines in your area.

7 More Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Engineers

June 15, 2015
Joe Girardi

Two years ago we wrote what became our most-popular article to date: 9 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Engineers. The article received thousands upon thousands of shares, hundreds of comments, and a few solid leads on celebrities-who-are-engineers we missed the first...

Can Engineers Save Florida?

June 9, 2015
Can Engineers Save Florida Engineer Jobs DVIDSHUB

In Florida, rising sea levels threaten cities along 1,350 miles of coastline, while dwindling inland aquifers fill with salt water. Can smart water usage and civil engineering save Florida?

Engineers Take on Drought in California

June 2, 2015
Engineers Take on Drought in California Engineer Jobs Cedrennes

The drought in California threatens one of America’s prime agricultural regions. How can engineers keep the water flowing? 

Re-Engineering the Water Cycle

May 21, 2015

Controlling the water cycle is a serious engineering problem. 

Is Software Engineering Really Engineering?

May 19, 2015
Is Software Engineering Really Engineering Adi Setiawan

Is software engineering really engineering? We’ve yet to hear a convincing argument to the contrary. In some respects, software engineering is more concrete than traditional disciplines.

3 Engineering Urban Myths

April 30, 2015
Engineering Urban Myths Figure Nic McPhee

The Internet gives us the ability to drill down to the truth in seconds, but we use it to spread urban myths faster than engineers can debunk them. I’ll take these three.

Why you Should Stop Submitting Your Resume and Cover Letter via PDF

April 22, 2015
endless cycle of job applications

Tired of applying (and reapplying) to jobs and never hearing back? Does it feel like you’re on an endless circle of resume and cover letter writing and filing hours-long applications online? There’s a chance it actually might not be...

Should You Get Your PhD in Engineering?

April 9, 2015
Should You Get Your PhD in Engineering Engineer Jobs Ed Schipul

Is it worth it to continue the academic track towards an engineering PhD, or are you be better off going into the industry, paying back those student loans?

Where the Engineering Jobs Are: April 2015

April 8, 2015
Where Engineering Jobs Are

A quarterly examination of the distribution, outlook, and availability of the top five engineering jobs in the United States.

All the Cool Kids Build Roller Coasters

March 6, 2015
Dream Job Engineer Roller Coasters Revenge of the Mummy Engineer Jobs Universal Studios

Behind every theme park attraction is a team of elite engineers.

Where the Engineering Jobs Are: February 2015

February 9, 2015
Where Engineering Jobs Are 2015

We mined the last six months of engineering jobs listings to find where your skills are in the most demand.

6 Simple Rules for an Effective Resume

February 5, 2015
6 rules for effective resumes a dozen resumes engineer jobs Neil

Your resume could end up on a fast track into the trashcan if you don’t follow six simple rules for effective resumes.

Work, Privilege, and Handshakes

February 3, 2015
Work Luck and Handshakes Robot Hand Engineer Jobs Greenhill and Elias

Whoever you are, your engineering career is based on hard work, social privilege, and networking. Everything else is tactical.

Tony Taylor’s Been There Already

January 27, 2015
Engineer Whos Seen It All Messenger Mercury Engineer Jobs NASA

Tony Taylor is the only member of an elite club of spacecraft navigators. In 2008, he became the first human to navigate human craft around every planet in the solar system.

Engineering Jobs at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

January 19, 2015

For 70 years. Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has stood as a testament to some of the finest aerospace engineering in the world.

In a World of Talented Engineers, Where Are All the Leaders?

January 13, 2015
Master of Technology Management

For most technology companies, finding talented engineers isn’t a problem. The challenge is finding engineers with the business acumen and management ability to lead teams of engineers and scientists in tech ventures.

Working as a Consulting Engineer

January 5, 2015
Working as a Consulting Engineer funny businessman Vitaly Garlev

If you don’t want to run an engineering firm, or retire working for one, consider working as a consulting engineer.

Starting Your Own Engineering Company

January 5, 2015
Starting Your Own Engineering Company US Navy

Some engineers chafe at working for others and need to be their own boss. Here’s what you need to know before striking out on your own.

Stuck In A Rut? Here’s How To Move Up

January 5, 2015
Retro Engineers 2 Engineer Jobs Seattle Municipal Archives

You know you’re better than this. You know you have potential. What do you need to do to get noticed and get your career moving?

Your First Week as an Engineer

January 5, 2015
Your First Week as an Engineer kids in hard hats USACE

How do you make the transition from student to professional engineer? What can you expect?

When and How to Quit Your Job

January 5, 2015
When and How to Quit Your Job lone businessman Marc Bruneke

Few engineers stay with the same company throughout their working lives, anymore. It’s perfectly normal to change jobs every few years. Is it time for you to quit your job?

How to Negotiate Salary in Your First Job

January 5, 2015
How to Negotiate Salary in Your First Job EngineerJobs-Susanne-13

You’ve aced the interview, and they want you! Now it’s time to hammer out the details. Engineers and managers weigh in on when and how to negotiate salary.

5 Steps to Winning Your First Engineering Job

January 5, 2015
5 Steps to Winning Your First Engineering Job Little Mechanic Engineer Jobs Oleg

Congratulations, graduate! You’re a qualified engineer! Now get a job and start paying back those student loans.

Why You Should Care About Networking

January 5, 2015
Why You Should Care About Networking Paul Friel

You’ve heard it hundreds of time: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. Is it just an old saying, or the most important advice you ever received?

Which Engineering Discipline is Right For You?

January 5, 2015

  Using survey data and internal jobs numbers, we ranked engineering disciplines by competitive outlook, salary, and degree completion rate.

Is a Mechanical Engineering Master’s Worth It?

January 5, 2015
Is a Mechanical Engineering Master’s Worth It turbine US Navy

As you near the end of your mechanical engineering Bachelor’s, you’ll inevitably be faced with the decision to pursue a postgraduate degree or move into the workforce. Is a mechanical engineering Masters worth it?

Consider an Engineering Co-Op

January 5, 2015
Consider an Engineering Co-Op Student w Plant in Backgrnd Engineer Jobs Western Engineering Career Services

An engineering co-op puts classroom theory to real-life, real-market use.  Graduate with the same degree, a year of experience, and money in your pocket.

Engineering Competitions Can Get You Hired

January 5, 2015
Engineering Competitions Can Get You Hired Nooku Code Jam Johan Janssens Engineer Jobs Nooku

Top schools and employers scout engineering competitions for talent. Even if you don’t win, it’s worth your time to be there.

Your Engineering Internship Can Make Your Career

January 5, 2015
Your Engineering Internship Can Make Your Career AMIE Intern looks at plans Engineer Jobs USACE

One of the most common questions we get from students is whether an engineering internship is worth it. Does it really make a difference when landing that first job?

How Important is Your Senior Engineering Project?

January 5, 2015
How Important is Your Senior Engineering Project

Your senior engineering project often makes the difference between an employer taking a second look at your resume and tossing it on the reject pile.

The 20 Greatest Engineering Feats of 2014

December 12, 2014
Philae touchdown

As we’ve done in 2012 and 2013 we’re bringing you what we think were this year’s biggest engineering feats. But, as our writer Kal astutely pointed out, “2014 is, like, a whole year. A lot of stuff...

Newsflash: Work Is Not School

December 9, 2014
young engineers at school

One of the biggest problems facing young engineers is that school usually doesn’t prepare you for the realities of work.

Oh No! I’m In The Wrong Job!

December 5, 2014
wrong job

As demonstrated by the sheer variety of engineering disciplines and sub-disciplines, the world of an engineer is about as varied as it’s possible to get. But what do you do if your dream job turns out...

Engineering Endgames: Subject Matter Expertise vs. Management Track

December 3, 2014
management vs engineering

At some point in your career, you will be faced with a decision: should you stay as an engineer and become an expert in your field, or should you make the transition to a management role?

Want to be a Drone Pilot?

December 1, 2014
Want to be a Drone Pilot

Last December, Amazon announced Prime Air, a drone-based delivery service. Initially, most of the tech world reacted with disbelief. Surely this was just a PR stunt? Drone delivery just wasn’t technically possible, let alone legal...

Where the Engineering Jobs Are: October 2014

October 14, 2014
Where Engineering Jobs Are

What are the hottest states, disciplines, and metro areas for engineering jobs this quarter?

Where the Engineering Jobs Are: Canada (October 2014)

October 6, 2014
Where the Engineering Jobs Are: Canada

In this quarter’s Where the Engineering Jobs Are: Canada, we use our internal engineering job database to show you which disciplines and specialties are in demand — even if you don’t live in Ontario.

9 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Job

October 3, 2014

You got your first job. You’re officially an engineer. It’s time to enjoy the rewards of all your hard work and start paying off those student loans … while avoiding these nine rookie mistakes.

12 Tips for Acing Your First Engineering Interview

September 26, 2014
12 Tips for Acing Your First Engineering Interview Engineer Jobs Maryland GovPics

How do you nail your first engineering job interview when you have no experience?

Just Got Fired? Here’s What You Do

September 19, 2014
Just Got Fired Heres What You Do Engineer Jobs Job Search Kate-Hiscock

Getting laid off or fired is, unquestionably, one of the most upsetting things that can happen. Here’s what you should do about it. Got Fired? Don’t Panic. In the immediate aftermath, the most important thing is...

Max Fagin of Mars: Taking Aim at the Red Planet

September 12, 2014
Max Fagin of Mars at observatory engineer jobs credit Max Fagin

There is a non-zero chance Max Fagin will be one of the first human beings on Mars. We spoke about Made in Space, SpaceX, Mars One, and why engineering needs more generalists.

6 Awesome Things to Do with a Mechanical Engineering Degree

September 8, 2014
6 Awesome Things to Do with a Mechanical Engineering Degree Valdosta State University

No matter why you got into mechanical engineering (it’s because you wanted to perfect your battlebot, wasn’t it?), your training can be turned to incredible things.

9 Reasons to Turn Down a Job

September 5, 2014
9 Reasons to Turn Down a Job Engineer Jobs Alan Cleaver

Our mission is to help you find and land engineering jobs – but there really are times when you should just say no. 

Study Hacks and Tools for Engineering Students

September 2, 2014
Study Hacks and Tools for Engineering Students Engineer Jobs Francisco Osorlo

College, above all else, is where you take control of your own learning. But many engineering students coast through primary and secondary school, hitting a wall when it’s time to hit the books. 

US Security Clearance: An FAQ for Foreign Engineers

August 26, 2014
US Security Clearance An FAQ for Foreign Engineers Engineer Jobs

Are foreign nationals eligible for security clearances in the United States?

How to Get Engineering Jobs in America

August 25, 2014
How to Get Engineering Jobs in America Flags Westminster College MO

We’ve written several articles recently about why you should consider working overseas. So far, we’ve focused on how American engineers can find work abroad, but now we’re going to switch focus and look at opportunities...

Starting College? Start Your Job Search Now.

August 19, 2014
college freshmen

Here’s a sobering fact: six months after graduating, over 50% of college graduates will be unemployed or working in a job that doesn’t require a degree. If you want to avoid being one of those, then...

Relocating Overseas? 6 Things Engineers Forget

August 18, 2014
Relocating Overseas Engineer Jobs

Living and working in a foreign country is a great adventure.  Once you’ve landed an overseas engineering job, however, it’s not as simple as just packing up and shipping out.

Looking for a promotion? Get to work earlier.

August 15, 2014
Promotion Flextime

“Don’t worry, we’re flexible here. Just as long as you get everything done and you’re here for core hours, you can work when it suits you.” Sound familiar? Sound tempting? But taking advantage of flextime...

Resources for College Bound Veterans

August 13, 2014
Resources for College Bound Veterans

What does all the training, work, and coursework you did in military mean in the civilian world? As it turns out, it means a lot. As you enter the civilian world, you may find that...

Career Profile: Embedded Systems Engineers

August 11, 2014
embedded systems engineers

Embedded systems are becoming an increasingly important part of engineering design – relevant to almost any product that has a software component, from manufacturing to smartphones. It’s a complex role involving research, design, and manufacturing. Experienced embedded systems...

How to Land an Engineering Job Overseas

August 8, 2014
how to land an engineering job overseas

Hopefully, our last piece (6 Reasons to Consider Overseas Engineering Jobs) has inspired you to think about taking a job overseas. Whether you’re doing it for the professional advantages or the adventure, it can be...

Laws vs. Self-Driving Cars

August 6, 2014
self-driving car laws

Engineers often innovate into the electronic frontier where the law isn’t specifically written yet. If major carmakers and analysts put the money where their mouth is, most semi-autonomous cars will be available to regular consumers...

The Future of Transportation

August 4, 2014
future of transportation

To all intents and purposes, today’s transportation is mostly the same as it was in the 1950’s. More electronic gadgets and gizmos, admittedly, but fundamentally, the cars, trucks and trains of 2014 are still based...

6 Reasons to Consider Overseas Engineering Jobs

July 25, 2014
6 Reasons to Consider Overseas Engineering Jobs

How far would you travel for your dream job? To another city? Another state? Why limit yourself, when your skills are in demand, worldwide? 

Improve Your Job Search By Thinking Like A Recruiter

July 23, 2014
Improve Your Job Search By Thinking Like A Recruiter Engineer Jobs

The job search can be distilled to a single task – persuading one person to say yes. Thinking like a recruiter helps you stand out by throwing the right signals.

12 Best Engineering Companies for Veterans

July 21, 2014
12 Best Engineering Companies for Vets

The military left its mark on you. For these employers, that is the most important certification an engineer can earn.

Want to Build Electric Cars?

June 23, 2014
Want to Build Electric Cars Engineer Jobs

Engineers, we’re in the early days of a whole new automotive industry. Here’s what you need to know to design and build electric cars.

Where the Engineering Jobs Are: June 2014

June 20, 2014
Where the Engineering Jobs Are Engineer Jobs

A quarterly snapshot of the top-performing engineering jobs, states, and metro areas in the United States.

Making Electric Cars Work

June 16, 2014
Making Electric Cars Work Engineer Jobs

Engineers identify specific research and development goals we need to achieve to make electric cars work. This is the second of at three part series on the state of play of the electric car industry....

12 of the Highest Paid Engineers on the Planet

June 13, 2014
12 of the Highest Paid Engineers on the Planet Satya Nadella Engineer Jobs

The surest path to wealth and fortune may be an electrical engineering degree.

Are Electric Cars Ready?

June 10, 2014
Are Electric Vehicles Ready Engineer Jobs

Are electric cars ready to replace internal combustion models? Which problems remain to be solved, who’s working on them… and are they hiring?

Dear Huddie: Engineering Stereotypes

May 30, 2014
Dear Huddie Engineer Jobs

This week, Huddie takes on seven common engineering stereotypes.

Self-Driving Vehicles in Commerce, Industry, and Defense

May 19, 2014
Self Driving Vehicles in Commerce Industry and Defense

The real revolution in self-driving vehicles is in commerce, industry, and defense – and it’s a lot closer than you think.

3 Automotive Techs Way Ahead of Their Time

May 19, 2014
3 Automotive Technologies Ahead of Their Time Engineer Jobs

Dream big, but maybe not that big.

Career Profile: Control Systems Engineering

May 15, 2014
Control Systems Engineering

Control systems engineering is the multidisciplinary application of control theory to real-world problems.

Engineering the Perfect Cover Letter: Video

May 14, 2014
Engineering the Perfect Cover Letter

Writing cover letters can be seriously intimidating, so we outlined the perfect cover letter for you.

Engineering the Perfect Crash Test Dummy

May 12, 2014
Engineering the Perfect Crash Test Dummy Engineer Jobs

If you’ve ever been in a serious auto accident, chances are you owe your life to Sierra Sam and his descendants.

Dear Huddie: How Should I Dress for an Interview?

May 9, 2014
Huddie Engineer Jobs

  Back for installment thirty-three of Dear Huddie – a bi-weekly column to assist engineer job hunters in their pursuit of happiness. Keeping some humor in the column – computers everywhere!   Dear Huddie, Love the...

Consulting Engineering in Canada – Working with McElhanney

May 8, 2014
McElhanney Engineering British Columbia

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd, the oldest combined civil engineering, surveying and mapping company in Western Canada, is looking for well-rounded engineering talent. Colin Adam, P.Eng., Vice President, Northern & Interior BC at McElhanney explains, “We’re not...

What a CD Player Can Teach You About Mechatronics

May 7, 2014
What a CD Player Can Teach You About Mechatronics

As the field continues to define itself, confusion remains about what mechatronics engineering is and isn’t. Let’s clear some things up.

Ten Automotive Engineering Jobs You Didn’t Consider

May 6, 2014
Ten Automotive Engineering Jobs You Didn't Consider

If you’re considering automotive engineering jobs, you probably have a fairly straightforward idea of what to expect – and you’ve probably overlooked most of the field.

Career Profile: Mechatronics Engineering

May 5, 2014
Mechatronics Engineering Career Profile Engineer Jobs

Mechatronics engineering is an interdisciplinary field combining aspects of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and software engineering. This is then applied to robotics, control systems, automation, and process design in a promisingly wide and diverse range of...

Dear Huddie: Please, Use Your Brains

April 25, 2014
Huddie Engineer Jobs

We’re back for installment thirty-two of Dear Huddie! Keep the questions coming! Funny from the Internet: An Engineering IQ test. I’m going to skip the questions, this week, to address something I’ve seen in real...

Wind Turbines Take to the Sky: The Altaeros Buoyant Airborne Turbine

April 22, 2014
Buoyant Wind Turbines EngineerJobs 4

Altaeros Energies impressed renewable-energy blogosphere in 2012 with its prototype airborne turbines. Now, a commercial-scale test is underway in Alaska.

Engineering Career Advice from Robert Heinlein

April 18, 2014

If you own your own spacesuit and are willing to relocate, EJ has fabulous engineering career opportunities at Golden Rule Habitat, L4 and L5, and beyond. Familiarity with time travel a plus. Serious applicants only. 

Career Positioning for Engineers

April 15, 2014
Career Positioning for Engineers

When you decided to become an engineer, you probably had some ideas about what you wanted to do. But are you thinking about your career, or are you only concerned with your next job? Career...

Dear Huddie: How Many Kinds of Engineers Are There?

April 11, 2014
Huddie Engineer Jobs

Back for installment thirty-one of Dear Huddie. Keep the questions coming! Funny from the Internet:  explain to my wife how I can go to the mall, shop, and return within 30 minutes. Dear Huddie –...

Alternating Current Kills Elephants

April 8, 2014
Alternating Current Kills Elephants

Here at EngineerJobs, we’re pro-elephant. Who can resist their tusk-y faces, steadfast wills, and propensity to chew the bark off of trees? How very like us they are! But what do elephants have to do...

Money Can’t Buy Happy Engineers

April 7, 2014
Money Can't Buy Happy Engineers

When looking for your next job, there are many more things to consider than the size of your pay check. Money’s important, but salary alone doesn’t make for happy engineers. Happy Engineers are Healthier It’s...

Paid Internships Yield Better Job Prospects and Higher Pay

April 4, 2014
Paid Internships Yield Better Job Prospects and Higher Pay

You wouldn’t put a production model on the market without research, development, and prototyping. Consider the same cycle for your career: if engineering school is R&D, then a paid internship is prototyping for real-world success. 

Proving You Deserve a Promotion

April 2, 2014
Proving You Deserve a Promotion EngineerJobs

When advancement is a real option, you need to demonstrate that you deserve a promotion. This starts on Day One.

Behind the Scenes: Touring EngineerJobs’ Backend

April 1, 2014
EJ's VAX Production Server, Doubles as Warming Plate

As an EJ writer and technology enthusiast, I am often asked about our web backend. Readers want to know who hosts us, what server hardware we use, and whether they can unplug that long, orange...

5 Engineers with Fatally Terrible Inventions

March 31, 2014
5 Engineers with Fatally Terrible Inventions

If I stopped to count how many engineers have positively affected my life, I would have no time for anything else. Instead, let’s look at those other engineers – the ones with fatally terrible inventions.

Dear Huddie: Is It Too Late to Become an Engineer?

March 28, 2014

Back for installment thirty of Dear Huddie – its cold from Canada to Georgia, damn Global Warming! Funny from the Internet… Do not over think it!!!   Dear Huddie – I am reaching out to...

10 Best Android Productivity Apps for Engineers

March 26, 2014
Android Apps for Engineers

Earlier this month, we listed our pick of iOS apps for engineers. We didn’t forget about you Android users though – several of us have gone down the Google route instead of Apple. So here’s...

Seven Ways Engineers Avoid Burnout

March 25, 2014
Seven Ways Engineers Avoid Burnout

Stress is a natural part of most jobs and many high-achieving engineers thrive on it. Extreme or prolonged stress, though, can lead to debilitating burnout, making it impossible to work effectively.

Where the Engineering Jobs Are: Canada (March 2014)

March 24, 2014
Where the Engineering Jobs Are: Canada

In Where the Engineering Jobs Are, we use our internal data to pin down your hottest regions and career options. Today, the spotlight’s on Canada: which disciplines are in demand and where the jobs are.

5 Dumbest Hackers in Hollywood

March 21, 2014
Dumbest Hackers in Hollywood

Computers are magic and hackers are wizards. We get it. We’ve seethed and snorted our way through outlandish depictions of the stereotypical hacker genius archetype… But these five are the dumbest hackers in Hollywood.

Earned a Promotion? Now What?

March 19, 2014
Earned a Promotion Now What

You’ve moved up in the world! Here’s what to do after a promotion to ensure a smooth transition into your new role?

10 iOS Productivity Apps for Engineers

March 17, 2014
10 iOS Productivity Apps for Engineers

There are literally thousands of specialized apps for engineers available for iPhone and iPad. Here are the ten most useful iOS apps for engineers.

Dear Huddie: When to Follow Up After an Interview

March 14, 2014
Huddie Engineer Jobs

Back for installment twenty-nine of Dear Huddie – its cold from Canada to Georgia, damn Global Warming! That’s funny from the internet … If one engineer is bad enough, how could two in a relationship...

Common Tax Deductions for Engineers

March 12, 2014
Common Tax Deductions for Engineers

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, here are a few tax deductions almost all engineers can claim. (If you’ve been efficient, then remember these for next year!)

Global Trends in Renewable Energy

March 11, 2014
Global Trends in Renewable Energy

Recent developments and key trends in global renewable energy – with a focus on solar and wind power – based on the latest available data.

What You Need to Know About the Smart Grid

March 10, 2014
What You Need to Know About the Smart Grid

Just what is the Smart Grid? What makes it smart? EngineerJobs explains the coming big thing in electricity.

Dear Huddie: The Job Interview “Rules”

February 21, 2014
Huddie Engineer Jobs

Back for installment 28 of Dear Huddie – is there an engineer out there who could make something to force all storms to the ocean? That’s funny from the internet…. The dating world is not...

Building Space Robots & A Future for Women in STEM

February 17, 2014
Natalie Panek Women in STEM

  Natalie Panek is a Missions Systems Engineer and advocate for the advancement of women in STEM fields. She holds degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering and develops foundational technologies for space development and exploration.