Axel, that is an interesting question. How does your career choice benefit you? I always looked at what are my challenges and what do I find personally rewarding. If you have a good aptitude in mathematics and physically sciences, mechanical engineering is a career path that can be challenging and you will continue to learn, grow, and be creative. It also pays well for new graduates.
I have been in product development my entire career. I have worked on consumer electronics and medical devices. I have my name on about 12 patents. This is not meant to be bragging, but to show you that I have had the opportunity to work on products that require a lot of creativity.