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Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts varying employment outlooks for engineers through 2028. Average to  slower-than-average growth is expected for chemical, electrical, and materials engineers. Industrial engineers will have faster than average employment growth in the coming years, due to the wide range of industries that require the skills and expertise of industrial engineers. Employment for mechanical engineers should grow by about 4 percent, as fast as the average for all jobs. Engineers working in solar energy may find it somewhat easier to obtain employment in the years to come, especially if more governments invest money into alternative-energy research and development. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a decline in solar industry growth in 2020. The industry is expected to rebound, however, once the economy stabilizes and the pandemic comes to an end. The Solar Energy Industries Association reports that the U.S. has the third largest market in the world for photovoltaic installations, and is expected continue growing rapidly in the future.

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