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Occupation Title: Marine Engineers & Naval Architects

DescriptionDesign, develop, and evaluate the operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-2121

Sample Job Titles: Marine Engineer, Engineer, Marine Surveyor, Project Engineer, Consulting Engineer, Hull Outfit Supervisor, Marine Consultant, Marine Engineering Consultant, Electrical Systems Designer, Marine Design Engineer, Naval Architect, Naval Architect Specialist, Piping Designer, Designer, Engineering Manager, Marine Architect, Marine Structural Designer, Structural Engineer 

Salary Chart Marine Engineers & Naval Architects

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 5,720
2011: 5,470
2012: 6,880
2013: 6,640
2014: 7,570

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 2,600
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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