October 2011

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Weekend Journal: What Do We Do When They Retire?

Weekend Journal: What Do We Do When They Retire?

We’re not getting any younger. You know. We. Like the royal we. Engineers, y’know? There are a lot of older engineers out there! Granted, the average age of US back in 1999 was only 43. But look at the distribution of engineers in the workforce: And though it looks like there is a solid amount of labor in the pipeline, remember that the workforce in general will continue growing. That means if engineering is going to continue to be the same percentage of the workforce (number of engineers), we need even more engineers than we have now to fill into these roles. And looking at the under-25 column and the 25-29 column, it doesn’t seem like it’s there. Given these charts a good dose of un-scientific anecdotal data, I’d say once we remove the non-engineering fields, that the average age of engineers bumps up a bit. Again, the numbers are crazy hard […]