ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY – CAREER OUTLOOK

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH THIS ADVANCED DEGREE

Bolster the engineering skills and on-the-job experience you have now with the prestige, credentials and in-depth knowledge of an online master’s in Engineering Technology from Purdue University.

Offered by Purdue Polytechnic, one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue, the online Master of Science in Engineering Technology (MSET) is designed for professionals who have at least three years of experience in engineering technology, engineering, information technology, science or business, as well as those advancing their careers in disciplines like:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Internet of Things

For engineering technology careers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth of up to 13% by 2026. This growing industry needs skilled and adaptable problem solvers who can tackle big challenges, and you’ll be well-positioned to meet its needs and earn a high-level engineering technology salary when you graduate with an online Master of Science in Engineering Technology.

Put new technologies to work, create scalable solutions for enterprise-level businesses, and advance your career with Purdue’s online Master of Science in Engineering Technology.

COURSEWORK ON PACE WITH TECHNOLOGY

Courses in this online program focus on real-world challenges in management and development, as well as the innovation of new technologies. The curriculum is dynamic and regularly updated, so you’ll keep pace with emerging trends and immediately apply what you learn to solve business and industry problems.

With our online Master of Science in Engineering Technology, you’ll be well prepared for engineering technology career paths.

ENVISION YOUR FUTURE

The Marketability of an Engineering Technology Degree

A master’s in Engineering Technology will prepare you for a successful career in industrial disciplines like:

  • Construction Management
  • Distribution
  • Facilities Management
  • Field Engineering and Technical Support
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain
  • Quality Control

As you progress though Purdue’s online MSET program, you’ll develop applicable skills that translate to on-the-job success in fast-growing, high-paying engineering technology careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth will come from a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

Anticipated growth is especially strong in three fields:

This infographic shows anticipated job growth in specific divisions of engineering technology. Global Product Engineering Services positions are expected increase is nearly 10 percent annually from 2016 through 2020. Cybersecurity positions are poised for an 11 percent annual increase from 2017 to 2022. Computer and Information Technology positions are projected to rise 13 percent from 2016 to 2026.

A footnote indicates the source for this data is the U S Bureau of Labor Statistics, U S Department of Labor.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

Income and Opportunity

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual engineering technology salary was $82,860 in May 2016.

Here’s a closer look at median annual salaries for in-demand engineering technology jobs within the industry, as well as states with the highest projected job openings for engineering technology careers:

This map of the United States highlights states with the most projected job openings in engineering technology and lists in-demand positions in each state. The map is titled “Engineering Technology Employment Prospectus,” with the subtitle “States with Highest Projected Job Openings 2016 to 2026.”

California is colored dark green, indicating the highest projected demand, and lists Automotive Engineer, Computer and Information Systems Manager, Database Administrator, Information Security Analysts, Industrial Engineer, Industrial Production Manager, Logistician, Manufacturing Manager, Operations Research Analyst, and Production Engineer.

Texas is also colored dark green, indicating the highest projected demand, and lists Computer and Information Systems Manager, Database Administrator, Information Security Analysts, Industrial Engineer, Industrial Production Manager, Logistician, Manufacturing Manager, Operations Research Analyst, and Production Engineer.

The map highlights seven more states, colored light green to indicate high projected demand: Illinois lists Manufacturing Manager as its top position; Michigan lists Automotive Engineer, Industrial Engineer, and Industrial Production Manager; Ohio lists Automotive Engineer; New York lists Computer and Information Systems Manager, Database Administrator, and Production Engineer; Massachusetts lists Logistician; and, Florida lists Operation Research Analyst.

A footnote indicates the sources for this data are the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U S Department of Labor, Payscale.com, CareerOneStop, U S Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

A chart titled “Engineering Technology Employment Prospectus,” with the subtitle “M S E T (Master of Science in Engineering Technology) jobs median salary.” Under the title is a sampling of engineering technology jobs paired with their median annual salary.

Computer and Information Systems Managers’ median annual salary is 135,800 dollars. Industrial Production Manager’s median annual salary is 97,140. Information Security Analysts’ median annual salary is 92,600 dollars. Database Administrator’s median annual salary is 84,950 dollars. Industrial Engineer’s median annual salary is 84,310 dollars. Manufacturing Manager’s median annual salary is 82,975 dollars. Operations Research Analyst’s median annual salary is 79,200 dollars. Logistician’s median annual salary is 74,170 dollars. Automotive Engineer’s median salary is 71,347 dollars. And, Production Engineer’s median salary is 70,635 dollars.

A footnote indicates all the sources for this data, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U S Department of Labor, Payscale.com, CareerOneStop, U S Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, **Payscale.com, ***CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

With an advanced degree from Purdue, you’ll develop deep technical knowledge and acquire applied skills to progress your career.

Get ready to lead and make high-impact contributions in this growing field. Learn more about this online program by calling our admissions advisors at 877-497-5851 or request more information.

Sources:

  • Global Product Engineering Services Market 2016–2020 report
  • Cyber Security Market by Solutions (IAM, Encryption, DLP, UTM, Antivirus/Antimalware, Firewall, IDS/IPS, Disaster Recovery), Services, Security Type, Deployment Mode, Organization Size, Vertical & Region - Global Forecast to 2021
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, median salary data for 2016