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What jobs are good for an electrical or mechanical engineer?

I want to have a good job with engineering. #engineering #mechanical-engineering #electrical-engineering

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Taylor’s Answer

Hey Tristan!


I'm an electrical engineer and have many friends who are in mechanical engineering, so I can give you some insight into what kind of jobs are available. I'm from Texas, so naturally many engineers go to big oil companies. Mechanical engineers can be involved in drilling, refineries, or many other positions in oil. Mechanical engineering and electrical are both extremely flexible and applicable in virtually every discipline. Like an earlier post said, the sky is the limit. All those mechanical positions I mentioned before also involved EE's. Those electrical components, circuits, and sensors all require an electrical background.


More typically, electrical engineers go work at circuit design companies like Intel or computer companies like Dell or just in the tech space (like the big software companies like Google/Microsoft etc.).


You honestly can't go wrong with either engineering discipline since both are very flexible to what industry you want to do. I think the better question is what you want to do. That will help narrow down exactly to what you are looking for. Good luck :)

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Allen’s Answer

Hi Tristan - Most mechanical and electrical engineers tend to end up working in the auto industry or companies like General Electric. The sky is really the limit with an engineering degree as the course work alone prepares you how to think outside the box and be innovative.

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Ken’s Answer

Hi Tristan!


Congratulations on being interested in becoming an engineer. It is a very interesting and broad career area with many possibilities.


Here are two sties that will help you to see what various engineers do. The first one is aimed at high students interested in engineering:
http://www.futureengineers.org/
http://www.stemjobs.com/so-you-want-to-be-an-engineer/


Let me know if and how this helps. Best of luck. Keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress.

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