Engineering a great career

If your child is considering a career, think of this. The average engineer’s salary in 2011 was $99,738. Students graduating with an engineering degree from college were among the highest paid in the class of 2013, averaging a $62,000 annual salary.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the field of engineering is expected to grow by 10 percent in the next 10 years. Engineering graduates experience a much more favorable job market because there is such a demand for engineers and it will only continue with a growing global population and dwindling resources.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)–Mohawk-Hudson Section does offer a four-year, $1,000 per year, scholarship to a graduating senior that intends to enroll in an educational institution majoring in civil engineering. Information on the scholarship has been sent to local high school guidance departments. Schools are encouraged to submit more than one application per school.

The Mohawk-Hudson Section encompasses much of eastern upstate New York. Over the years, numerous local students have won this award and have gone on to pursue careers in civil engineering. The deadline for this scholarship is typically in April. For more details on the scholarship or a copy of the application, please go to http://www.ascemohawkhudson.org.

Our firm is very proud to be sponsor of the local bridge competition as we celebrate Engineers Week!

Anthony W. DeFranco, PE, M.ASCE

Past President-ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section

Past Co-Chair-Capital District Engineers Week Celebration

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