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MCC Campus(s):
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview
MCC-Maple Woods
MCC-Penn Valley

Contacts:
PV-Dan Justice 816.604.4458
LV-Nicole Bonnette-Pflum 816.604.2343

Base salary and job outlook

Civil Engineer

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, water and sewage systems and waste disposal units. This includes architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. It excludes "hydrologists".

  • Median wages (2008): $35.87 hourly, $74,600 annual
  • Median wages Missouri (2008): $33.08 hourly, $68,800 annual
  • Employment (2006): 256,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2008): Faster than average (14% to 20%)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 114,000 additional employees

Electrical Engineer

Design, develop, test or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military or scientific use. Exclude "Computer Hardware Engineers".

  • Median wages (2008): $39.50 hourly, $82,160 annual
  • Median wages Missouri (2008): $37.91 hourly, $78,900 annual
  • Employment (2006): 153,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2008): Slower than average (3% to 6%)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 45,000 additional employees

Industrial Engineer

Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination. Exclude "Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors".

  • Median wages (2008): $35.49 hourly, $73,820 annual
  • Median wages Missouri (2008): $37.91 hourly, $78,900 annual
  • Employment (2006): 201,000 employee
  • Projected growth (2008): Faster than average (14% to 20%)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 89,000 additional employees

Mechanical Engineer

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of such equipment as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

  • Median wages (2008): $36.02 hourly, $74,920 annual
  • Median wages Missouri (2008): $33.95 hourly, $70,600 annual
  • Employment (2006): 226,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2008): Slower than average (3% to 6%)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 58,000 additional employee

Additional career information

Last Modified: 6/1/18