15. Architectural and Engineering Managers
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Total employment: 179,990Annual mean wage: $146,290Projected employment growth 2016-2026: 5.5%Typical education needed: Bachelor’s degree
Architectural and engineering managers usually work in-house for a larger Architecture/Engineering firm and are tasked with managing a team for a specific project, or coordinating research and development initiatives. There are currently 179,990 people employed in this field, which is expected to grow a modest 5.5%. A bachelor’s degree is needed, though many managers also hold an advanced degree in architecture, engineering, or urban planning.