From the Art Museum of the Americas to the White House Visitor Center, the District of Columbia offers visitors and residents a diverse array of opportunities. The nation's capitol is one of the most culture-rich cities in the United States, especially for political enthusiasts.
Veterans and military personnel enjoy many of the monuments and memorials to the services, such as the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, the Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Women in Vietnam Memorial. The Smithsonian museums are also areas of attraction that offer invaluable research and information for engineers and engineering students.
As for engineering in the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that health and safety engineers in the state have the highest employment rate increase at 33.1%, with computer hardware engineers not far behind.
There are several larger employers within the District’s limits, some of those include: Northrup Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Marriott International Inc., Verizon, Lockheed Martin Corp., Medstar Health, Inova Health System, Northrup Grumman, and Science Applications International Corp.