A GREAT reason to become an engineer is being rewarded with a life of learning and problem solving. It is truly one of the most rewarding careers available to those who thrive on complex problems and solving them!
It is not easy academically to get into engineering, and it helps to have an aptitude in physics, hands on, and ability to visualize and test potential solutions.
If you fit those criteria (and more) - go for it! You will never regret the choice and will be rewarded financially and personally.