Manufacturing Engineering Technologists


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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.

 

Manufacturing Engineering Technologists (CIS 100527)

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Illinois
1,811
Small
&
-1.0%
2.4%
>>>>
174
Few
  Champaign Area
31
Small
&
-3.2%
-0.9%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
61
Medium
&
4.9%
1.2%
>>>>
6
Few
  Cook County
578
Small
&
-1.9%
0.6%
>>>>
55
Few
  Decatur Area
16
Small
&
-6.2%
5.5%
>>>>
1
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
102
Small
&
2.9%
2.5%
>>>>
10
Few
  Du Page County
187
Small
&
-0.5%
3.3%
>>>>
18
Few
  Edwardsville Area
44
Small
&
2.3%
5.5%
>>>>
5
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
16
Small
&
-6.2%
-2.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
34
Small
&
0.0%
5.8%
>>>>
3
Few
  Lake County
245
Medium
&
-0.8%
1.9%
>>>>
24
Moderate
  McHenry County
46
Small
&
0.0%
2.9%
>>>>
5
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
22
Small
&
0.0%
1.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
41
Small
&
2.4%
2.6%
>>>>
4
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
68
Small
&
-1.5%
-1.9%
>>>>
6
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
21
Small
&
4.8%
-1.1%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
25
Small
&
8.0%
-1.8%
>>>>
3
Few
  Rockford Area
81
Medium
&
0.0%
0.9%
>>>>
8
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
6
Very small
&
-16.7%
-2.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Springfield Area
17
Very small
&
-5.9%
0.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
38
Small
&
-2.6%
-1.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Vermilion County
19
Small
&
0.0%
-3.0%
>>>>
2
Few
  Will County
85
Small
&
-1.2%
4.1%
>>>>
8
Few
United States
68,500
Medium
&
1.5%
3.7%
>>>>
5,800
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.