Originally Posted by Peppermint
I guess I shouldn't be terribly surprised to read this, but was reading that engineering looks to be one of the better fields to be in right now. Companies are having a difficult time filling many positions.
"Thousands of Workers Needed!"
This is completely true from what I have seen. A bunch of the older guys I worked with just all decided to quit one day because they didn't like the new managers and were getting bored with the work. They just picked up and moved to a new company that let them do whatever they wanted. How is that for job options?
The only hard part is getting a job right when you graduate. Like that article says, the average salary is 89k but nobody wants to pay that salary to a fresh college graduate with little or no work experience. Everybody wants senior/experienced/projectleads/director engineers, but not many companies have a surplus of legitimate entry level positions.
So for anyone in college now, do fancy projects and spend more time fighting for internships than on your homework. Get that work experience and get your foot in the door.