Online Master of Science in Engineering Technology — Career Outlook
Use This Advanced Degree to Advance Your Career
Career Growth: Excellent
Engineering technology careers are projected to grow 13% through 2026 and have a median salary of $82,860.1 Prepare to meet this expanding industry’s needs as an adaptable problem solver who has the skills to tackle big challenges with your MS in Engineering Technology from Purdue.
Global Product Engineering Services
Expected to increase nearly 10% annually from 2016 through 20202
Poised for an 11% annual increase from 2017 to 20222
Computer and Information Technology
Projected to rise 13% from 2016 to 20262
The Marketability of an Engineering Technology Degree
Throughout Purdue’s online MS in Engineering Technology 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.
Coursework focuses on the development of new technologies and real-world challenges in management and development, and it’s updated regularly. You can use what you learn in your current position and meet emerging trends head on.
Engineering Technology Career Paths
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.
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:
|Job Title||Median Annual Salary1,3,4|
Computer and Information Systems Managers
|Industrial Production Manager||$97,1401|
|Information Security Analysts||$92,6003|
|Operations Research Analyst||$79,2001|
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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics median salary data for 2015, accessed by job title at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
3 Information accessed by job title at Payscale.com on 2/1/2017: 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
4 CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration