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Is mechanical engineering worth the broad spectrum of fields you would be qualified to work in?

Updated Boonville, California

Or should you specialize and focus on one certain field. #engineering #engineer #mechanical-engineering #mechanical-engineer

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Togba’s Answer

Updated Katy, Texas

I believe so. It has been quite some time since I've graduated but I assure you that you are picking the right field. You can do almost anything with a mechanical engineering degree. Focusing on a specific field like petroleum engineering may seem like a good idea at first but if the oil industry fails you might be out of luck. You can do a lot more with a mechanical degree.

Simon’s Answer

Updated Greensboro, Georgia
It really depends on you and your personality. I have a mechanical engineering degree and worked in the industrial chemical industry as a project engineer. I was exposed to project that ranged from roads to mine work, process equipment to industrial controls, building renovations to new product introductions...which I liked. A good friend of mine works for GE Engines and primarily worked on jet engine combustors and also enjoys that. Project engineers tend to get more exposure to multiple areas than a specialty engineer. The good thing is that engineering offers such a good base that you can make changes later. Good luck.