Jordan leads in engineer to population ratio, limited jobs

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AMMAN — The Jordan Engineers Association (JEA) recently highlighted the status of various engineering disciplines in the market through a guidance bulletin. The bulletin reveals both high demand and stagnation across different fields due to increased interest in engineering studies combined with limited job opportunities. The Kingdom holds the world's highest engineer-to-population ratio, with a recent census indicating a ratio of one engineer per 39 citizens.اضافة اعلان

According to Ahmed Samar Al-Zoubi, the head of JEA, the association has undertaken several initiatives to actively explore diverse local, regional, and global markets in order to secure training and employment opportunities for its members, Al-Rai reported. According to the latest figures released by the association, there are 192,277 registered engineers and 34,199 students in Jordanian universities, along with 3,000 students studying abroad.

He highlighted that there has been saturation in mechanical engineering with stagnation in its sub-disciplines. A similar situation exists in electrical engineering, including some sub-disciplines. The bulletin also discourages female students from pursuing mining and geological engineering due to the nature of associated work environments. Similarly, the bulletin advises against female students studying chemical engineering due to saturation in the field.

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