The title isn’t accurate; it should say that 35% of engineering job listings now require 3D printing skills, rather than 35% of all engineering jobs. Either way, that is a significant bias in the industry for this skill set.
"the use of 3-D printing has gone mainstream. As a result, knowing how to use a 3-D printer has become an in-demand job skill. A recent report from data company Wanted Analytics found that in one month 35 percent of engineering job listings from a variety of fields, including biomedical, software, and transportation industries, required applicants familiar with 3-D printing and its additive manufacturing processes. The same report found that companies are having a difficult time finding candidates with the right skills.
“The entire field is diverging, branching, and evolving as fast as any evolutionary technology you can possibly imagine,” says IEEE Associate Member Terry S. Yoo, head of the 3-D Informatics Group at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, in Bethesda, Md.
“Here is how to land jobs that require 3-D printing skills.”
“Thirty-Five Percent of Engineering Jobs Now Require 3-D Printing Skills: Learn what it takes to get in on the ground floor”