Want a Job? Here Are 21 Hot Engineering Gigs for 2021

Take a look at these engineering jobs that are in demand at the tail-end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rob Spiegel

May 17, 2021

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The job market is seeking specialized engineers. Hot jobs in engineering include a range of specialized disciplines. Machine learning, cloud dev-ops, and cybersecurity are just a few of the in-demand engineering jobs. Other openings for engineers include robotics software engineers, self-driving car engineers, and vision systems engineers.

The pandemic revealed holes in the technology job field. Manufacturers were already facing labor shortfalls that were exasperated by the pandemic. Those job openings are just growing and growing. Meanwhile, college studies are finding that engineers are the highest-paid graduates with a bachelor's degree. All that adds up to 2021 shining as a great year to be an engineer.

Rob Spiegel has covered manufacturing for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include automation, supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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