Top money-making career takes spotlight at Engineering Day 2013

11.10.2013 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

Top money-making career takes spotlight at Engineering Day 2013

Jeannie Peng-Armao -- November 11, 2013



PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College will host its annual Engineering Day on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

This event, free and open to the public, will begin at 2:30 p.m., and conclude at 5:45 p.m. Representatives from universities and engineering programs from across Texas are scheduled to attend. There will be three sessions hosted throughout the afternoon on the topics of the various educational and career pathways in engineering and about the job of an engineer. Recent graduates will also return to share their experiences as current engineering majors at universities.

Engineering falls within the STEM fields - science, technology, engineering, and math. Approximately one-third of jobs in Houston are in STEM-related fields, with engineering making up more than a quarter, 29 percent, of those jobs, according to a recent Brookings analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. Nationally, engineers with four-year degrees bring home anywhere from $54,000 to over $100,000 a year, according to the BLS.

Engineering Day 2013 will be held in the Central Campus science building, C-19. San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.  Space is limited, and registration is encouraged. To register, visit

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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