Career Path Forecast
to the U.S. Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics,
computer hardware engineers are expected to have employment growth of 4
percent over the projections decade, slower than the average for all
occupations. Although the use of information technology continues to
expand rapidly, the manufacture of computer hardware is expected to be
adversely affected by intense foreign competition.
As computer and semiconductor manufacturers contract out more of their
engineering needs to both domestic and foreign design firms, much of the
growth in employment of hardware engineers is expected to take place in
the computer systems design and related services industry.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
Bureau of Labor Statistics.