The job market in the United States currently faces a shortage of professionals in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), which includes engineers. Due to this scarcity of skilled labor, the government's solution has been to open its doors to professionals from other countries.
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand for engineering professionals is projected to grow by 4% from 2021 to 2031, resulting in approximately 91,300 new jobs during the decade. Additionally, there is a need to replace workers who permanently leave their occupations, creating around 200,900 job openings each year.
Due to being a field of national interest in the United States, engineering is a highly valued profession with an average annual salary of $79,840. As a result, highly qualified professionals in this field have the opportunity to apply for an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) visa, which allows them to obtain a Green Card and become permanent residents in the United States, enabling them to continue their profession on American soil without requiring a job offer.
The American job landscape for engineers couldn't be better, and the benefits are on an upward trajectory. The time to seek for new opportunities for your profession is now!