By the Numbers

17 careers (of 65 total listed) are under the Math, Science, and Computers categories on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Career Information Home Page. Except for Teacher, no engineering-type careers are listed under the Helping People category. Send suggestions to feedback@bls.gov. www.bls.gov/k12 2630 B.

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17 careers (of 65 total listed) are under the Math, Science, and Computers categories on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Career Information Home Page. Except for Teacher, no engineering-type careers are listed under the Helping People category. Send suggestions to feedback@bls.gov . www.bls.gov/k12

2630 B.C. is when architect/engineer Imhotep built the Step Pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt. At 62 m high, it was the largest building of its time. Ropes running up the corners aligned stones during construction. National Society of Professional Engineers' (NSPE) Web page proposes that Imhotep may have been humanity's "first engineer." www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids and www.nspe.org

1% decrease in U.S. manufacturing employment projected during 2002-2012 compares to a 14.8% increase for all industry sectors, according to projected data. U.S. Department of Labor Statistics stats.bls.gove/iag/manufacturing.htm

2 standards mentioning robotics are under development at the American Welding Society Website: "Guide for Components of Robotic and Automatic Arc Welding Installations" and "Risk Assessment Guide for Robotic Arc Welding." www.aws.org/technical/listings.html

>50 service providers for India-based legal services show that attorneys (as well as engineers) need to be aware of globalization trends. Technology-heavy firms employing offshore legal services include GE, Cisco, Oracle, and DuPont. www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c29593

14,329,000 is the approximate number of manufacturing jobs China is creating annually, about equal to the entire U.S. manufacturing workforce each year, according to an Oct. 28, 2005, "California State University Impact Event," keynote address by James W. Bagley, chairman of Lam Research Corp (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov , says U.S. manufacturing employment averaged 14.33 million in 2004.) San Jose State University College of Engineering. www.engr.sjsu.edu/news102805.php

$51,383 is the average salary for a licensed engineer with less than one year of post-licensure experience; those licensed with one to two years of experience had starting salaries averaging $55,878, according to The Engineering Income & Salary Survey, National Society of Professional Engineers. www.nspe.org/media/salarysurvey2005.asp

34,600 attendees at the November 2005 SPS/IPC/Drives Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, represented an 8.7% increase over the number counted at that electric automation show last year, as stated in "SPS/IPC/Drives 2005: An embedded control viewpoint," part of the Dec. 8, 2005, Control Engineering Information Control e-mail newsletter. www.controleng.com

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