Architecture & Engineering Occupations

The most recent data of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019) states the following about architecture and engineering occupations:

Employment in architecture and engineering jobs is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all jobs. About 74,800 new jobs are projected to be added. Most of the projected job growth in this group is in the engineer occupations, as their services will be in demand in various areas such as the rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics.

The median annual wage for architecture and engineering occupations was $81,440 in May 2019. The median annual wages for all occupations in this group was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy, which was $39,810.


Architecture & Engineering Jobs

Below you find a list of architecture and engineering positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position, and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.

OccupationJob SummaryEntry-Level Education2019 Median Pay
Aerospace Engineering and Operations TechniciansAerospace engineering and operations technicians operate and maintain equipment used in developing, testing, producing, and sustaining new aircraft and spacecraft.Associate's degree$66,020
Aerospace EngineersAerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles.Bachelor's degree$116,500
Agricultural EngineersAgricultural engineers solve problems concerning power supplies, machine efficiency, the use of structures and facilities, pollution and environmental issues, and the storage and processing of agricultural products.Bachelor's degree$80,720
ArchitectsArchitects plan and design houses, factories, office buildings, and other structures.Bachelor's degree$80,750
Biomedical EngineersBiomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software.Bachelor's degree$91,410
Cartographers and PhotogrammetristsCartographers and photogrammetrists collect, measure, and interpret geographic information in order to create and update maps and charts for regional planning, education, and other purposes.Bachelor's degree$65,470
Chemical EngineersChemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the use of fuel, drugs, food, and many other products.Bachelor's degree$108,770
Civil Engineering TechniciansCivil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, and other infrastructure projects for commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.Associate's degree$53,410
Civil EngineersCivil engineers design, build, and supervise infrastructure projects and systems. Bachelor's degree$87,060
Computer Hardware EngineersComputer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components.Bachelor's degree$117,220
DraftersDrafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings.Associate's degree$56,830
Electrical and Electronics Engineering TechniciansElectrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop electrical and electronic equipment.Associate's degree$65,260
Electrical and Electronics EngineersElectrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment.Bachelor's degree$101,250
Electro-mechanical TechniciansElectro-mechanical technicians operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic, or electromechanical equipment.Associate's degree$58,350
Environmental Engineering TechniciansEnvironmental engineering technicians carry out the plans that environmental engineers develop.Associate's degree$50,620
Environmental EngineersEnvironmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems.Bachelor's degree$88,860
Health and Safety EngineersHealth and safety engineers combine knowledge of engineering and of health and safety to develop procedures and design systems to protect people from illness and injury and property from damage.Bachelor's degree$91,410
Industrial Engineering TechniciansIndustrial engineering technicians assist industrial engineers in creating systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.Associate's degree$56,550
Industrial EngineersIndustrial engineers devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.Bachelor's degree$88,020
Landscape ArchitectsLandscape architects design parks and other outdoor spaces.Bachelor's degree$69,360
Marine Engineers and Naval ArchitectsMarine engineers and naval architects design, build, and maintain ships, from aircraft carriers to submarines and from sailboats to tankers.Bachelor's degree$92,400
Materials EngineersMaterials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a wide range of products.Bachelor's degree$93,360
Mechanical Engineering TechniciansMechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture mechanical devices.Associate's degree$56,980
Mechanical EngineersMechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices.Bachelor's degree$88,430
Mining and Geological EngineersMining and geological engineers design mines to safely and efficiently remove minerals for use in manufacturing and utilities.Bachelor's degree$91,160
Nuclear EngineersNuclear engineers research and develop the processes, instruments, and systems used to derive benefits from nuclear energy and radiation.Bachelor's degree$113,460
Petroleum EngineersPetroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth’s surface.Bachelor's degree$137,720
Surveying and Mapping TechniciansSurveying and mapping technicians collect data and make maps of the Earth's surface.High school diploma or equivalent$45,010
SurveyorsSurveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries.Bachelor's degree$63,420


Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers

Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!

  1. Accomplishments
  2. Adaptability
  3. Admission
  4. Behavioral
  5. Career Change
  6. Career Goals
  7. Communication
  8. Competency
  9. Conflict Resolution
  10. Creative Thinking
  11. Cultural Fit
  12. Customer Service
  13. Direct
  14. Experience
  15. Government
  16. Graduate
  17. Growth Potential
  18. Honesty & Integrity
  19. Illegal
  20. Inappropriate
  21. Job Satisfaction
  22. Leadership
  23. Management
  24. Entry-Level & No experience
  25. Performance-Based
  26. Personal
  27. Prioritization & Time Management
  28. Problem-solving
  29. Salary
  30. Situational & Scenario-based
  31. Stress Management
  32. Teamwork
  33. Telephone Interview
  34. Tough
  35. Uncomfortable
  36. Work Ethic