Colorado's workforce has unique engineering opportunities in agriculture, mining, environmental conservation and important national defense facilities. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and several air force facilities, including the United States Air Force Academy, are major employers.
Other government agencies that call Colorado "home" include the U.S. Geological Survey and the federal Supermax Prison. The diversity in the state's industries makes it an interesting place to live, visit or attend school.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineering is widely growing in California, with an increased employment rate of agricultural engineers at 21.9%, materials engineers at 27.8%, and mining and geological engineers at 21.5%.
Here are some other larger companies in Colorado that hire engineering professionals: Dish Network, Western Union, Liberty Global Inc., Level 3 Communication, Molson Coors Brewing, Echostar Corp., Woodward Inc., Ciber Inc. and TW Telecom.