Engineering & Technology
“If you derive satisfaction out of improving processes, that’s what engineering is all about.” —Steve Olson, Nexen Group
What do engineers & technologists do?
Understand technological processes, materials and techniques and their impact on people, organizations and culture. Apply scientific knowledge and mathematics to solve technical, societal and commercial problems.
Design materials, products, structures and systems while factoring in practicality, regulation, safety and cost. Generate computer-based models, improve current processes and manage projects. Be involved in operations, including mechanical design, model building, project management, quality, technical sales and systems analysis.
Upsides & Downsides: Facts you should know
Companies are seeking trained engineers and technologists.
Jobs can be demanding and deadlines often intense.
Careers can be personally and economically rewarding.
A good living
Engineers and technologists in Minnesota make a median wage of $71,000 a year.
73% of engineering/technology students are hired within 6 months of graduation.
A popular field
1,148 students graduate each year with degrees in engineering/technology in Minnesota.
- Industrial engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Chemical engineer
- Electrical engineer
- Technology manager
- Manufacturing engineer
- Project manager
- Engineering manager
4+ years post high school (engineer)
2+ years post high school (technologist)