The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a northeast and Great Lakes state and one of the oldest states in the country.
The major economic and cultural cities of Pennsylvania are Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, with each city on the eastern and western portions respectively. Pennsylvania's center portion is mostly agricultural, however, banking, manufacturing, technology, and health care are found across the major cities of Pennsylvania.
Engineering Education in Pennsylvania
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the engineering sector is split into more than a dozen sub-fields across other industries. For example, the manufacturing industry hires materials, industry, mechanical, and other types of engineers for various responsibilities.
Certification and associate programs in engineering can be found in twenty community, technical, and associate degree granting colleges across Pennsylvania. In addition, six private institutions have certificate and associate's programs in engineering, such as the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.
Sixteen public and state universities across Pennsylvania have undergraduate engineering programs for students who want a bachelor's degree. Some of the schools include Pennsylvania State University and eight of its campuses, Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh and two of its campuses, and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
There are twenty-six private colleges with undergraduate engineering programs. Some of the private schools include Villanova University, the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, Carnegie Mellon University, Bucknell University, and Drexel University.
A total of twenty-four colleges have graduate programs in engineering, include Robert Morris University, Saint Joseph's University, the University of Scranton, Lehigh University, and Wilkes University.
Outlook for Engineering Jobs in Pennsylvania
The BLS outlines that there are a total of 95,430 engineering jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual salary of all of these engineering jobs calculated to $72,120.
In the numbers, there are 12,440 civil engineering jobs in Pennsylvania, with an average salary equaling $77,600. In addition, there are 5,560 electrical engineering jobs with an average salary of $86,610. Another example includes industrial engineers, with a total of 11,280 industrial engineers in Pennsylvania earning a salary of $78,470 a year.