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The Best Places for Engineers

You’ve decided to become an engineer, or maybe you’re an engineer already. Finding the right personal and professional environment is key to your success. Forbes and NerdWallet have made finding the best U.S. cities for engineers easier for you.

“We know that job opportunity and compensation are very important considerations for engineering students,” said Bruce Conway, chair of the department of engineering sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, which has campuses near several cities on the list. “What’s also interesting about this report is the range of industries featured in each of the top cities. That just goes to show how versatile an engineering degree can be.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in professional and business services has risen by 660,000 over the year. In February alone, the bureau reported more than 5,000 jobs in architectural and engineering services.

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