Sample 1 - State of California

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 2012 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 4,400 5,100 700
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 2,500 3,000 500
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing   (NAICS 336400 ) 2,400 2,300 -100
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 1,900 1,500 -400
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 1,200 1,200 0
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 1,200 1,100 -100
Other General Purpose Machinery Mfg   (NAICS 333900 ) 700 600 -100
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333200 ) 700 600 -100
Other Fabricated Metal Product Mfg   (NAICS 332900 ) 500 500 0
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 500 600 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Communications Equipment Manufacturing   (NAICS 334200 ) 400 300 -100
Commercial & Service Industry Machinery   (NAICS 333300 ) 400 400 0
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 400 500 100
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 300 300 0
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 300 300 0
Machine Shops and Threaded Products   (NAICS 332700 ) 300 300 0
Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 300 300 0
Architectural and Structural Metals   (NAICS 332300 ) 200 200 0
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing   (NAICS 339900 ) 200 200 0
Specialized Design Services   (NAICS 541400 ) 200 200 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
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Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 200 200 0
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423800 ) 200 200 0
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers   (NAICS 425100 ) 100 100 0
Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 100 100 0
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing   (NAICS 333500 ) 100 100 0
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 100 100 0
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423600 ) 100 100 0
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing   (NAICS 324100 ) 100 0 -100
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing   (NAICS 336100 ) 100 100 0
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2012 2022 Numeric
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Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 100 100 0
Natural Gas Distribution   (NAICS 221200 ) 100 100 0
Hardware & Plumbing Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423700 ) 0 100 100

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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