Online Engineering Schools in Wyoming
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS May 2016), there are 4,860 engineering and architecture professionals working in Wyoming (WY), earning an average yearly salary of $78,020. The annual mean salaries of these professionals range from $77,000 to upwards of $121,000, depending on their specialization; the top-earning subfields of the discipline included industrial engineers ($107,230 average), chemical engineers ($101,070), and environmental engineers ($91,470). Considering that the mean wage for all workers in WY is $46,840, engineers in the Cowboy State command a relatively generous wage.
It’s important to note that while local job opportunities in some subfields of the discipline are increasing, many engineering subfields are actually shrinking within Wyoming. By illustration, Projections Central (2017) reported that between 2014 and 2024, openings for postsecondary engineering teachers in WY would increase 13.4 percent, but the fields of materials engineering and industrial engineering would lose 12.1 and 9.8 percent of their positions, respectively.
While the future job market looks competitive, aspiring engineers can enhance their skills and employment prospects by securing college degrees or certificates in engineering. In the past, only on-campus degrees were available, but these days there’s a growing array of online and hybrid engineering programs in WY and beyond. These allow students to study at a distance while still gaining a solid excellent education under the guidance of talented educators and researchers. Many of these programs are designed for working engineers who want to further their careers while continuing to work full-time.
This guide explores online bachelor’s, master’s, and other engineering programs in Wyoming and surrounding states, as well as discussions of three outstanding engineering professors, admissions and accreditation information, and what to consider prior to enrolling.