Study finds Engineering Technology highly employable

June 8, 2015

The recent 2014 study conducted by NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) is the first-ever national survey to provide clear, concise, and consistent data on the outcomes associated with a college education on a national scale.   More than 200 colleges and universities nationwide, representing 274,000 graduates — including more than one-quarter of a million bachelor’s degree graduates — provided data for Class of 2014 associate and bachelor’s degree graduates. The study provides data for 31 broad disciplines and 190 majors.

In particular, Figure 11 of the study compares various disciplines indicating that Engineering Technology graduates in 2014 had a very high success in meeting employment expectations, much less participation in continuing to graduate school, and commanded one of the top three starting salaries overall.  

In fact, according to the authors: "The disciplines that have the highest rate of graduates being employed on a full-time basis quickly after graduation are those that are the most closely affiliated with specific job skills. The technology/technician positions stand out in this regard. Engineering technology leads the way with approximately 83 percent of its graduates employed full time in a traditional setting. It is followed by computer science and communications technology, where 73 and 72 percent, respectively, are employed full time."

These are excellent statistics showing the value of an Engineering Technology education!