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List of Industries Employing Mechanical Engineers

The following industries employ Mechanical Engineers ,  SOC Code  17-2141  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Bachelor's degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 4,400 5,300 900
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing   (NAICS 336400 ) 2,700 3,500 800
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 1,800 2,200 400
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 1,600 1,500 -100
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 1,200 1,200 0
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 900 800 -100
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333200 ) 700 700 0
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 700 800 100
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg   (NAICS 333900 ) 600 600 0
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 600 600 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Electrical Equipment and Appliances   (NAICS 335000 ) 600 600 0
Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 600 500 -100
Machine Shops and Threaded Products   (NAICS 332700 ) 500 500 0
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 400 400 0
Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 300 300 0
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery   (NAICS 333300 ) 300 300 0
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg   (NAICS 332900 ) 300 400 100
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 300 300 0
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 300 400 100
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 300 400 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 200 200 0
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 200 300 100
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing   (NAICS 339900 ) 200 200 0
Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 326000 ) 200 200 0
Power Generation and Supply   (NAICS 221100 ) 100 100 0
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 324000 ) 100 100 0
Architectural and Structural Metals   (NAICS 332300 ) 100 100 0
Primary Metal Manufacturing   (NAICS 331000 ) 100 100 0
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 100 100 0
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333500 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 100 100 0
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425000 ) 100 100 0
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 100 100 0
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 100 100 0
Specialized Design Services   (NAICS 541400 ) 100 100 0
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 100 200 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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