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November 19, 2022 1 min read 1 Comment

This year, for the first time ever, the NSPE Engineering Outlook Survey asked participants to list their top three concerns with the practice of Professional Engineering.

The results were surprisingly clustered together, with the top two results scoring 34% and 32% respectively, and the next four results all coming in at 21-22%.

The top two concerns from the survey were:

1. Succession Planning and Transfer of Knowledge (34%)
2. Recruiting and Retaining PEs and EITs (32%)

The next four results that scored almost identically were:

3. Accessibility of Emerging Technologies (22%)
4. Managing Risk and Protection from Liabilities (22%)
5. How to Lead a Multigenerational Workforce (22%)
6. Accessing Quality Continuing Education (21%)
What are your top concerns as a Professional Engineer?  Are they the same as the results above, or are there other things about your profession that keep you up at night?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Response

Barry Franz
Barry Franz

November 21, 2022

As part of the recruiting PEs and EITs that should also be addressed is the mentoring of said individuals. A number of recent interviewees, although they had either their PE or EIT, were sadly lacking in basic applied engineering. Theory wise they were okay, but the application to practical matters was something else. To me this goes back to poor mentoring.

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