New Hampshire, the Granite State, is an idyllic New England state. The recreational industry in New Hampshire is strong, with historical attractions from the colonial era, beach resorts on the Atlantic Coast and lakes across the state, and large mountain resorts for skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, and sight-seeing the fall foliage. New Hampshire is well-known in American culture and history, especially thanks to New Hampshire being the location of the first presidential primary.
Engineering Education in New Hampshire
New Hampshire is home to many ideal New England colleges in hilly suburbs across the state. The University of New Hampshire provides numerous engineering degrees ranging from associate's programs to doctorate degrees. The school has two locations: its main campus location in Durham and a regional campus in Manchester, the largest city in New Hampshire.
Keene State College, located in the town of Keene, is the other public college in New Hampshire with baccalaureate engineering programs. Private colleges also offer engineering in New Hampshire. Saint Anslem College offers an undergraduate program in an engineering, and the Ivy League school Dartmouth College provides undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering.
There are five community colleges in the state that offer associate's or certificate programs in engineering fields.
Outlook for Engineering Jobs in New Hampshire
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), engineering jobs are expected to expand by 10% between 2010 and 2020. The BLS categorizes all engineering professions under the major occupation of architecture and engineering jobs. In May 2011, there were 12,230 total engineers across occupations in New Hampshire.
Chemical, biomedical, and health and safety engineers have the least amount of engineering jobs in the state. The BLS states there are under 100 workers in each of those three sectors. The engineering sectors that recorded the most engineers included mechanical, electrical, industrial, and civil engineers. Mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering sectors reported employment figures in the thousands. The Manchester metropolitan region recorded the highest employment figures in the state.