I decided to major in Chemical Engineering because I love science and math, but most engineers and engineering majors would be lying if they said salary was not a motivation for entering their field. That being said, what does the future career outlook look like for engineering in general. I've always heard good things about the job security and good pay, but I've seen some pessismistic posts on this forum. I remember reading a post a while back about guys who couldn't find any work in engineering, and had to teach basic calculus at a community college for cash. Is this really common? I live around the Akron Cleveland area, so it's not exactly a bustling economic area, but what is the job outlook for the rest of the country? My college claims that 97 percent of their Chemical Engineering major seniors get jobs before graduation(and my school aint nothin special either). I'm sure this statistic is skewed slightly, but is this ever even remotely the truth? I just don't want to spend four years working my *** off so I can be unemployed, or do work that is below my degree or abilities.