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Engineering Careers in The USA

Rebekah Valero-Lee morson usa


In our ‘Ask the Experts’ feature, David Potts from LinkedIn asked for help finding roles in Houston, Texas, USA. Morson have been recruiting in the US for two decades and have expanded our office network from coast to coast, finding candidates their perfect roles from Florida to Texas and California.

Are you looking for an engineering or professional services role in the states? We give you the low-down on what the future of the industry looks like for 2018 and what career paths are available to you.

The only way is up

According to Career Builder permanent hiring in the technical space increased 9%, from 34% up to 43% as well as an increase in seasonal hiring, from 33% to 35%. Studies from the US Department of Labor shows that the next two years are on track with previously released engineering growth figures. They calculated that the total number of engineers in the USA will increase by 160,000 to 1.51 million to 1.67 million from 2010 to 2020, representing a change of 10.6%. The growth rate for all jobs will be 14.3% for the same period, which is an increase of 20.4 million jobs from 143 million to 163.53 million.

Growth upon growth

The top groups of growth (in no particular order) are:

  • Civil, Structural, Electrical
  • IT, Aerospace, Computer Hardware
  • Environmental, Biomedical and Nuclear

This would mean the job sectors these positions fall under are Aerospace, Construction (Infrastructure) Defense, Energy, IT, Medical and Oil & Gas.

Our US recruiters advise that candidates in search of a new opportunity should look at LNG companies building plants, energy companies developing renewable energy, aerospace companies with both commercial and government contracts and large IT companies, where demand for skills is particularly high.

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Morson in the USA

Morson USA delivers coast to coast recruitment and payrolling services throughout the country via a growing branch network which includes offices in Texas, California and Florida. Our expert recruiter’s source both local and international talent for a range of roles.

Its focus is to deliver solutions that are unique to each and every client. We develop close face-to-face relationships and place great importance on maintaining and strengthening those relationships throughout.

Speak to our specialist recruitment consultants in Houston to discuss your opportunities with Morson International. To find out more, please contact Vice President – USA, Derrick Walter

Find out more about the offices here.