Skip to Main Content

Marine Engineers

Employment Prospects

Employers

Approximately 11,700 marine engineers and naval architects are employed in the United States. Marine engineers work for government agencies and departments (such as the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine, and U.S. Army), defense contractors, private contractors that build water vessels and infrastructure, petroleum companies, firms that do oceanography research, and consulting firms. Some marine engineers work as private consultants and college professors. Many employers are located near coastal areas, although opportunities can be found throughout the country. States with the highest number of marine engineers (in descending order) are Virginia, Texas, Maryland, Washington, and Massachusetts.

Join Vault Gold to unlock this premium content

Earnings - Outlook - Resources & Associations and more

Are you a student? You may have FREE access.

Vault partners with thousands of colleges, universities and academic institutions to provide students with FREE access to our premium content. To determine if your school is a partner, please enter your school email address below.

Related Professions