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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer hardware engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer hardware engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Computer hardware engineers, by average wage, is Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. . Computer hardware engineers are paid most in San Diego (Northeast/Rancho Bernardo) & Poway Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in San Jose (Northwest) & Santa Clara Cities PUMA, CA.


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Demographic information on Computer hardware engineers in the US. The average age of male Computer hardware engineers in the workforce is 40.9 and of female Computer hardware engineers is 41.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer hardware engineers is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Computer hardware engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Computer hardware engineers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Computer hardware engineers hold a major in Personal & Culinary Services.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Computer hardware engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer hardware engineers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Complex Problem Solving, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer hardware engineers need more than the average amount of Programming, Installation, and Technology Design.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Computer hardware engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Computer hardware engineers are expected to see a growth of 5.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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