A new study indicates that confidence in both the broader economy and their own career prospects has surged amongst American engineers, reaching highs not seen since before the Global Financial Crisis.

According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive at the behest of human resources and staff firm Randstad, optimism and confidence among engineers has risen sharply this year, and is among the highest in any sector. In the second quarter, 40 per cent of 119 engineers surveyed said they believed…