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Online Master of Science in Engineering Technology — Career Outlook

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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

Cybersecurity


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.

Career-Based Coursework

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:

Engineering Technology Employment Prospectus: States with the highest projected job openings 2015-2026. Map of the U.S. showing states with high projected job openings: FL (operations research analyst), IL (manufacturing manager), MI (automotive engineer, industrial engineer, industrial production manager), OH (automotive engineer), MA (logistician), NY (computer and information systems managers, database administrator, production engineer), and VA (information security analysts). States with the highest projected job openings include CA & TX. CA job openings include: automotive engineer, computer and information system managers, database administrator, information security analysts, industrial engineer, industrial production manager, logistician, manufacturing manager, operation research analyst, production engineer. TX job openings include: computer and information system managers, database administrator, information security analysts, industrial engineer, industrial production manager, logistician, manufacturing manager, operation research analyst, production engineer. Sources: BLS.gov, Payscale.com, CareerOneStop

Engineering Technology Employment Prospectus:
MSET Jobs Median Salary

Job Title Median Annual Salary1,3,4

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$135,8001
Industrial Production Manager $97,1401
Information Security Analysts $92,6003
Database Administrator $84,9501
Industrial Engineer $84,3101
Manufacturing Manager $82,9754
Operations Research Analyst $79,2001
Logistician $74,1701
Automotive Engineer $71,3474
Production Engineer $70,6353

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Develop deep technical knowledge to 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.

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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