Connecticut engineering jobs offer both good salaries and job security, despite the fact that the state is not one of largest tech centers in the country. Since employers are having a difficult time finding properly trained professionals to fill these vacancies, competition for existing talent is high. Because of this, experienced engineers are able to be more selective when searching for a new job.
High-tech and engineering positions maybe challenging to hire for now, but by 2016 employers will really be struggling. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics more than 850,000 such jobs will be created during the 10-year time period that will end in 2016. This means that one out of every 19 jobs created in the next decade will be some sort of high-tech position. This rise of 24 percent will likely cause a staffing problem due to the fact that the percentage of the population being trained for these jobs is not enough to meet the demand.