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What is the Outlook for mechanical engineering?

I want to know what is going on right now for mechanical engineering. What kind of projects are being worked on that can be essential for our world? I would like to know what there is that should be done. What can I do with knowledge of mechanical engineering? #career #mechanical-engineering #help #knowledge #news #projects #world

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Frank’s Answer

Hi Gloria, here's a quote from the Bureau of Labor Statistic's website regarding the subject, "Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024". That's decent momentum in this decade of reserved economic growth, so I'd consider it a good career opportunity. On the other hand, you should make a career choice for at least as much that you love the subject, too, such as working with mechanical projects, taking things apart, putting them back together, and potentially making them better, or even inventing your own designs. The best career choices always start with a love for the subject, and if the growth outlook is good, that's a plus, too!

Thank you for answering and that is some pretty great information to know about mechanical engineering. I am mainly interested in constructed robot drones so I believe this is a good path to go on. Gloria S.

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Steve’s Answer

Great question - YES there are lots of opportunities for mechanical engineering jobs. There are basically two paths to consider - there is the automotive side and the facilities/infrastructure side. I work with a lot of Engineering firms and they struggle with keeping and finding mechanical engineers because the demand is so high in the automotive world. But there is lots of work in the facilities side as well.... someone has to build and design the buildings. Please continue your studies in this field.

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Raphael’s Answer

O*net online may provide some helpful information and it also provides technology skills, education, salary, etc.. to go along with the career path. Use keyword search or explore via the "Career Cluster" drop down.

The O*NET Program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation. The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration