Engineering is a broad field, encompassing a wide variety of skills and occupations. There are chemical engineers, civil engineers, electronics and electrical engineers, systems engineers, computer hardware engineers, mechanical engineers, and many others.
|Description||2017 Jobs||2027 Jobs
|Median Pay||Low Pay||High Pay|
|Mechanical Engineering Technician||2,401||2,785||$59,683||$34,333||$144,011|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||2,410||2,723||$60,458||$27,394||$97,351|
|Electronics Engineering Technologist||2,410||2,723||$60,458||$27,394||$97,351|
|Mechanical Engineering Technologist||2,410||2,723||$60,458||$34,436||$99,518|
|Industrial Engineering Technician||822||904||$60,585||$41,041||$98,601|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technologist||2,410||2,723||$60,458||$27,394||$97,351|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||2,410||2,723||$60,458||$27,394||$97,351|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||4,978||5,575||$60,477||$34,634||$101,821|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanic||10,537||13,803||$51,861||$28,706||$88,031|
|Industrial Production Manager||3,340||3,674||$108,942||$63,243||$198,152|
|Chemical Plant and System Operator||3,419||3,214||$70,041||$41,000||$93,007|
*Jobs for recently announced petrochemical projects not yet included. Source: QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, Self-Employed & Extended Proprietors – EMSI 2016.4 Class of Worker. Job and wage information drawn from counties touching a 100-mile radius of Baytown, Texas.
Programs of Study
Associate of Applied Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology – MEA2
This degree is designed for students who want to transfer to four-year schools and specialize in engineering fields related to the petrochemical industry.
Associate degree: Completion of the degree program usually requires at least 2 years of full-time equivalent academic work. (Source: Texas Workforce Commission)