Based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineers have the highest average starting salary at $91,010. In addition to high starting salaries, studies show that the more education an engineer is able to obtain, the higher their salary. However, engineers need to be constant learners in order to stay current. Because they work in an environment where technology is constantly evolving, engineers are required to continually gain new skills to advance in their careers and produce their best work.
Continuing Education — a Priority for IEEE Members
At IEEE, our members consistently tell us that one of the top reasons that they join our community is for continuing professional education. As a global association, we have a lot of online education to offer, produced with the world’s leading experts, from various technical societies, affinity groups, and more.
One challenge, however, has been finding it all!
IEEE Learning Network Makes it Easy to Find Courses from IEEE
To help with this challenge, IEEE recently launched the IEEE Learning Network (ILN). This online discovery portal allows engineers and technologists to find online learning from across IEEE, all in one place. Users can easily browse our growing collection of over 700 online courses. They can also search by topic or course provider.
Many of these courses offer CEUs and PDHs. This allows engineers to get the credits necessary to maintain their professional licenses and advance their careers.
Get Started with ILN
As an IEEE member, you qualify for discounts on most courses on the ILN.
Until 31 August 2019, save 50% on any of these courses when you use the code ILNWELCOME at checkout:
- Enterprise Blockchain Overview
- Cooperation in Autonomous Vehicles
- Responsible Innovation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
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Michigan Tech College of Engineering. (May 2019). 2019 Engineering Salary Statistics. Michigan Tech.