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Which Engineering Fields Are the Most Popular and Which Fields Are On the Rise?

The year 2020 was, in many ways, a time of reckoning. The COVID-19 pandemic upended life as we know it and laid bare many of the societal problems that were always lurking just beneath the surface. As we emerge from the pandemic, engineers are going to play a vital role in helping us build new and better ways of doing things.

Here are a few top engineering fields that are likely to soar in the coming months and years.

Software Engineering

Remember all those virtual meetings you’ve had in the past year? How you’re moving your operations to the cloud and building a flexible remote workforce? Software engineers are likely to be more needed than ever as we continue to create an ever more digitally connected virtual world.

Robotics Engineering

We’ve come a long way since the days of simple robot arms performing repetitive tasks. Autonomous robots that can move around and complete different functions were already in use before the pandemic. Now they’re being rolled out in some warehouses and other spaces, helping to keep workers safe. These trends are likely to continue even post-pandemic. This makes robotics engineering a good bet for those seeking job stability.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineers were thrust into the forefront of public view during the COVID-19 pandemic. We watched them tirelessly race to develop vaccines and treatments in record time. But COVID-19 isn’t the only disease out there, and experts agree that more pandemics are coming in the future. Biomedical engineers quite literally help save lives. They will be needed as long as humans continue to get ill.

Alternative Energy Engineering

We’re in the middle of a climate crisis, and even the big auto manufacturers are getting on board with the need to end our reliance on fossil fuels. Alternative energy engineers are at the forefront of the shift to clean, renewable energy. From solar panels to windmills to whatever the next breakthrough may be, alternative energy is one of the top engineering fields that will be in high demand for the foreseeable future.

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