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Is engineering a viable profession in the US?

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Unger, S.H. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Columbia Univ., New York, NY, USA

There are many well-educated engineers in countries such as Russia, China, Romania, and India, who can do the work currently done by US-based engineers, and whose pay scales are less than 25% that of US pay scales. US companies exploit this situation by creating satellite operations in low-pay countries or by contracting out work to overseas companies. This extends to professional employees a process that has eliminated the jobs of millions of US factory workers.

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Design & Test of Computers, IEEE  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 1 )