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What type of jobs are available for people who major in mechanical engineering?

Asked El Paso, Texas

I am asking this because I am currently completing my senior year of high school and college is around the corner and I would like to know what my future possibilities would be before I commit to a certain major. #mechanical-engineering #mechanical-engineer #robotics #stemcareers

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Brian’s Answer

Updated Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A Mechanical engineering degree provides many options for what you may end up doing. There will be an opportunity to specialize in the last 2 years of your studies. In my career I designed products and created manufacturing processes to produce them. Later I was able to sell technical systems to international customers as well as lead engineering service and manufacturing companies. Friends of mine with mechanical engineering degrees are doing everything from being a physician to building nuclear power plants to designing heart assist pumps. Mechanical engineering is a versatile degree that teaches you how to solve problems and is valuable and desired for many jobs. Good luck with high school.

Marjorie A.’s Answer

Updated Rockville, Maryland

Hi Jose,

During my school counseling career, there were two students, brother and sister, who were both Mechanical Engineering graduates of University of Maryland-College Park immediately recruited by Toyota for employment in car design and technology.

Also visit "Try Engineering.org" for a wealth of information. It's a site, since developed, I've always recommended to aspiring HS engineering students.
http://tryengineering.org/

Hope this helps!

Glenn’s Answer

Updated Los Angeles, California

I work in design and development as I have my entire career. But there are several of choices for MEs. Manufacturing, Reliability, Test Engineering, Technical Sales support or technical sales, and HVAC to name a few. The ME degree is a general engineering degree and can be applied to many areas.

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