I totally agree with the benefits that have been shared by others who answered this question. I happen to work in a different field of engineering...my degree is in Systems Engineering and my day to day work includes a good amount of programming. Interesting that the three answers you have gotten are from people who are in different engineering disciplines but all of whom have had similar positive outcomes on how the engineering profession has opened opportunities.
I add to the answers provided by sharing that one of the biggest opportunities I have gotten through my profession is to help others. Whether it is through Career Village or other spaces, work related or on a personal level, through my work I have and continue to find myself in spaces where I get to point out areas to improve in business, improve in career and where those findings can and have been used to make things better than they were ;).
Hope you find this answer helpful. Best of luck to you!
Douglas Lemmo, P.E.
The main opportunity that this profession; Mechanical Engineering has opened up for me is that it has allowed me to make a very good living doing something that I really liked to do. It has enabled me to meet a wide variety of people and travel to places that I might never have visited if it weren't for the work I was doing. Lastly, it has given me a great sense of satisfaction in that I have accomplished something and helped a lot of people.
My profession which is mostly in technology has afforded me a stable and comfortable livelihood. It allows me to continue to learn about the ever-changing world of technology, its uses and implementations. Also, my company offers many volunteering, professional development and continuing education opportunities to our employees. This kind of environment has permitted me to grow as a individual, expand my knowledge and network with other professionals.