Engineers: The better business people

Engineers are in demand in many companies and land more often on the executive chair. What they need to do

Become an engineer? That's a good idea! The Ingenieurmonitor, a report published quarterly by the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) and the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW), shows that the demand for engineers is steadily rising. According to this, 100 registered jobseekers receive 386 vacancies. Specialists are sought especially in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and NRW, but also in Saxony. "In more and more departments, engineers are needed," says Oliver Koppel from IW. "Engineers are increasingly penetrating those areas of the labor market previously reserved for business economists." For example, in controlling.