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The role of the structural engineer is a key component in the construction process of a nation’s infrastructure. It is a really rewarding job to be involved from the design to construction of our world's structures.

But where are the most career opportunities in structural engineering? Which States offer the most jobs for structural engineers? In this article, we will tell you!

We analyzed the Civil, Environmental and Construction Industry data from, and we are now able to show you the places with the highest demand for structural engineering jobs in 2023.

There is great demand for structural engineers in the U.S., as shown in the map below.  Overall, 1,097 structural jobs were posted in for the US out of a total of 12,530 posted throughout the year. With expected fluctuations in the demand, structural engineers are sought after across the country and particularly in the South as well as on the West and East Coasts.

For this year, the best place for a structural engineer to look for a job is at the Southwest. California took the lead from Texas, with 11.52% of total jobs posted! Not by a wide margin, New York follows with 9.48% with Texas taking the third place with 9.33%. The battle between East and West seems fairly balanced, according to the data.

In the Southeast Coast, one has a good chance to find a structural job in Florida which had 6.90% of the structural job postings. Likewise, in the Northeast Coast, besides New York, we have Massachusetts (7.16%), Pennsylvania (4.51%) and New Jersey (4.24%) that concentrate a large portion of the job posts.    

Washington is the sole representative of Northwest, having the 4.77% of total job posts, while the inland states of Illinois and Colorado complete the list with 3.71% and 3.45%, respectively.     

You can review the overall results for the entire CEE sector here.