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More than 1.7 million engineers are employed in the United States. Many different industries employ engineers. Most engineers are employed in manufacturing or for companies that provide professional, scientific, or technical services. Civil engineering is the largest engineering specialty, with approximately 326,800 workers. Many engineers are employed by federal government agencies (such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or U.S. Department of Energy) or those at the state level.

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