Job Outlook for Purchasing Agents and Engineers

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Job Outlook for Purchasing Agents and Engineers

Submitted by:  Greg Conder, PE

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on growth projections for various jobs and occupations.  The growth is projected to the year 2026.  Here is the data for engineers and purchasing agents:

Occupation Growth
All Occupations 7%
Mechanical Engineers 9%
Purchasing Agents and Buyers (3%)
Electrical Engineers 7%

The negative projected job growth in purchasing agents is due to automation and outsourcing according to the bureau.

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