Learn about the types of people who become computer hardware engineers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2022
75% of computer hardware engineers work in full-time roles while 25% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a computer hardware engineer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming computer hardware engineers at a ratio of 5.03 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2022
13% of computer hardware engineers are female and 87% are male.
Gender Bias, 2022
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a computer hardware engineer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a computer hardware engineer and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are more women interested in becoming a computer hardware engineer than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of computer hardware engineers are White, making up 36% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and East Asian, making up 17% and 14% respectively.