Manufacturing Engineering Technologists


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

Manufacturing Engineering Technologists - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Aerospace product and parts manufacturers
  • Engineering firms
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Motor vehicle parts manufacturers
  • Navigational and measuring instrument manufacturers
  • Semiconductor and parts manufacturers

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to be slower than average. Advances in technology such as computer-aided design and computer simulation are allowing technologists to be more productive. However, technologists will be needed to improve and update manufacturing facilities and product designs. Demand will also occur as the green sector of the economy demands new environmentally friendly products and more efficient manufacturing.

Job prospects will be best for those with a bachelor's degree.

Employment and outlook information is not available specifically for manufacturing engineering technologists. However, they are part of the larger group of "all other engineering technicians."

Manufacturing Engineering Technologists (CIS 100527)

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Illinois
4,745
Medium
&
4.8%
5.8%
>>>>
434
Moderate
  Champaign Area
59
Medium
&
15.3%
7.0%
>>>>
6
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
121
Large
&
5.8%
5.0%
>>>>
12
Moderate
  Cook County
1,721
Medium
&
6.4%
5.6%
>>>>
162
Moderate
  Decatur Area
33
Medium
&
6.1%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
216
Medium
&
9.7%
9.7%
>>>>
21
Moderate
  Du Page County
542
Medium
&
7.0%
5.4%
>>>>
52
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
104
Medium
&
-10.6%
5.1%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
28
Medium
&
10.7%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
51
Medium
&
7.8%
5.2%
>>>>
5
Few
  Lake County
321
Large
&
10.6%
8.6%
>>>>
32
Moderate
  McHenry County
81
Medium
&
8.6%
6.8%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
82
Medium
&
6.1%
6.8%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
114
Medium
&
2.6%
3.6%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
207
Medium
&
6.3%
7.3%
>>>>
19
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
86
Medium
&
9.3%
4.3%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
74
Medium
&
13.5%
5.7%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Rockford Area
179
Large
&
5.6%
7.6%
>>>>
17
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
44
Medium
&
9.1%
2.4%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Springfield Area
332
Large
&
3.6%
4.7%
>>>>
30
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
124
Medium
&
3.2%
6.4%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Vermilion County
32
Medium
&
9.4%
4.9%
>>>>
3
Few
  Will County
160
Medium
&
3.1%
9.1%
>>>>
14
Moderate
United States
91,600
Medium
&
2.2%
3.7%
>>>>
7,900
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.