Things are Looking Good for the Engineering Industry in 2013

Each time that we slide into a new year, predictions of how the next twelve months will pan out tend to pop up at every corner – especially in business. Experts from every industry under the sun pop their heads up and give us their two cents, and those in the engineering industry are no exception. In fact, in a recent article from Structural Engineer Magazine, editor, Christina M. Zweig uncovers a few predictions, showing that those of us in this industry will have a lot to be optimistic about in 2013.

According to this article, “new technology, predicted new projects and staff hires are all great signs of hope for the industry going into 2013. According to
WANTED Analytics, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace, demand for engineers is growing.” In fact, more than 184,000 listings for job openings in the engineering field could be found online during the month of September in 2012, growing significantly (and
still growing) from the previous year.

So it seems as though engineering firms across the country can look forward to a steady increase of work during 2013, which is a very positive thing to hear! Now it’s just about finding qualified and talented engineers to take on the workload. Stay tuned for our next blog post, as we will be discussing how to get started in a career in the

structural engineering
industry!

(Post by Tray Allen of
James Thomas Engineering)