I graduated with a degree in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry. I worked for two years in a Microbiology Lab before going on to Graduate School. I had become very interested in the Field of Water Resources. So I attended the Civil Engineering Dept. at the University of Washington and got a Masters Degree in Engineering. I then worked nearly my entire career with various national consulting firms. About ten years into my career I took and passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) test, which is typically taken by engineering student in their junior or senior year. Shortly after that I passed the Professional Engineering exam and got my PE License. I have been very happy with my decision to pursue an engineering career as it has been a source of great personal satisfaction and success in my Life.
Most engineering disciplines are based upon Physics. So your College Degree places you in an excellent position to pursue an engineering graduate degree. A Physics Degree will give you a good grounding for civil, mechanical, aerospace, computer and electrical are engineering disciplines, at the very least. I encourage you to move forward into a rewarding career in engineering.
Good Luck, Pete Sturtevant, PE
Peter recommends the following next steps:
- Contact a local engineering association in your area and talk to one or more engineers