Engineering employment is expected to grow during the following years. A wide range of engineering branches to choose from are available nowadays: chemical engineering (molecular / bio-molecular / materials / process engineering), electrical engineering (computer, electronic, optical), mechanical engineer (thermal, vehicle, manufacturing), energy, industrial, petroleum, mechatronics, civil, environmental engineering, nanoengineering etc.
To get an entry-level engineer position a bachelor's degree in engineering is usually required. Sometimes, a degree in physical sciences or mathematics may be accepted.
In some countries engineers working directly with the public must be licensed. They should have a degree from an accredited program and a variable number of experience years.