There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an engineman. For example, did you know that they make an average of $28.15 an hour? That's $58,547 a year!
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 1% and produce 5,400 job opportunities across the U.S.
There are certain skills that many enginemen have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, manual dexterity and math skills and computer application experience.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be an engineman, we found that a lot of resumes listed 16.5% of enginemen included water pumps, while 13.2% of resumes included diesel engines, and 9.4% of resumes included preventive maintenance. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the engineman job title. But what industry to start with? Most enginemen actually find jobs in the government and retail industries.
If you're interested in becoming an engineman, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 13.6% of enginemen have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 2.1% of enginemen have master's degrees. Even though some enginemen have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an engineman. When we researched the most common majors for an engineman, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on engineman resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an engineman. In fact, many engineman jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many enginemen also have previous career experience in roles such as work center supervisor or petty officer.
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As you move along in your career, you may start taking on more responsibilities or notice that you've taken on a leadership role. Using our career map, an engineman can determine their career goals through the career progression. For example, they could start out with a role such as manager, progress to a title such as facilities manager and then eventually end up with the title assistant chief engineer.
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The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 16.5% of enginemen listed water pumps on their resume, but soft skills such as analytical skills and manual dexterity are important as well.