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Chicago Engineering Jobs

Posted on September 17, 2008

Those looking for Chicago engineering jobs should have some luck throughout the next several years.

Employment in Illinois‘ engineering and scientific research industries is expected to increase at the average rate through 2014, according to an article by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

“Engineers will be needed to constantly monitor and make improvements to aging infrastructures such as bridges, highways, and other public facilities,” the article notes. “Employers will rely more heavily on engineers to further increase productivity rates as they increase investment in plant and equipment.

“Most of the job openings will be for replacement workers in the engineering occupations, especially industrial and mechanical engineers,” the article adds. “Moderate employment demand is anticipated for civil and electronic engineers. Job prospects for physical and life scientists, such as chemists, will be limited to replacing retiring workers.”

Possible careers in the engineering and scientific research industries include:

  • mechanical engineers with 346 annual openings and a median salary of $65,469
  • engineering managers with 220 annual openings and a median salary of $90,655
  • industrial engineers with 262 annual openings and a median salary of $63,735
  • civil engineers with 196 annual openings and a median salary of $66,961
  • electronics engineers with 117 annual openings and a median salary of $69,759
  • electrical engineers with 167 annual openings and a median salary of $70,210
  • weighers, measurers, checkers and samplers with 97 annual openings and a median salary of $26,002
  • chemists with 94 annual openings and a median salary of $54,162
  • chemical technicians with 54 annual openings and a median salary of $38,754
  • environmental science and protection technicians with 46 annual openings and a median salary of $34,246
  • materials engineers with 40 annual openings and a median salary of $65,757
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