Employment-wise, Alabama, the Cotton State, is a diverse state, ranging from manual agricultural jobs to high-tech careers.
In 1987, the state recognized the importance of engineering and created the Engineering Hall of Fame in Montgomery. The Engineering Hall of Fame honors and preserves the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of individuals, projects, and institutions that have brought and continue to bring significant recognition to the State of Alabama.
Some examples of the institutions that be featured in the Engineering Hall of Fame include those concerning transportation. Since 1993, the state went from producing no cars to being the second largest producer of automobiles in the United States. Alabama now contains more than 300 companies who produce aerospace industry products as well.
Here are some of the larger employers that hire engineering professionals in Alabama: Anniston Army Depot, AT&T, Baptist Medical Ctr South, City of Birmingham, DCH Regional Medical Center, Huntsville Hospital, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, Infirmary LTAC Hospital, Marshall Space Center, Maxwell Airforce Base, Mercedes-Benz U.S., International, Inc., Regions Financial Corp., State Of Alabama, The Boeing Co., U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal, University of Alabama and WalMart.