Bridgman High School
Coloma High School
Career Opportunities Include:
- Biomedical Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Engineering Technician
- Industrial Engineer
- Industrial Engineering Technicians
- Mechanical Engineer
This program teaches students how engineers design, develop, build and test devices, including tools, engines, and machines. Students who successfully complete this program will be better prepared for future engineering courses in a field leading to high-tech, hands-on careers, as well as careers that employ analytical thinking, creativity and design.
Employment of mechanical engineering technicians is expected to grow by 4 percent from 2010 to 2020. There should be opportunities for those who can master new software and technology, as well as traditional manual skills.
Employment of biomedical engineers is expected to grow by 62 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be strong because an aging population is likely to need more medical care and because of increased public awareness of biomedical engineering advances and their benefits.
Median Annual Earnings
The median annual wage of biomedical engineers who worked full time was $81,540 in May 2010
Median annual earnings of mechanical engineers who worked full time in 2010 were about $78,160
Median annual earnings of mechanical engineering technicians who worked full time in 2010 were about $50,110
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook Online Edition.