What do engineers really do? What is it look like to be an engineer and how does the industry work?
I am struggling in first year engineering and needs a perspective on the program I am pursuing. I don't know if engineering is for me at all. I don't want to switch majors because I do not know what program I want to pursue but at the same time I do not know how to survive engineering school. college engineering
When it comes to the really world. Your job will not be as broad as it was in college. In college they want you to get familiar with all the possible concepts that you’re interested in so that you can choose which ones you like to take up as a job. So what you do is really up to your interests. As an engineer, you don’t always have to be building stuff. There are many things to work as like software developer, researcher, testing, sales, teaching, management, etc. The way I survived engineering is trying my best not to be lazy. A lot of the time, the professors are just looking for effort. If you can’t do something yourself, seek help from the professors. They’re always ready to help. Plus it’s a lot easier to learn things you don’t know when the professor helps you one on one instead of during the lecture, because you are not time constricted and you can spend the time clearing your doubts in depth.
The easiest way I wrap my mind around engineers is they solve some really tough problems, and they make a heck of a lot of money! We need engineers, there is a shortage in the market currently and you'll never want for a job with a degree in Engineering. That being said, I'm sure the coursework is difficult but if you have a desire to improve, create and innovate engineering is a great field.
Take a look at all the types of engineering fields and the salaries, maybe this will help you a bit more.
One of the things I realized about my engineering degree is that is taught me how to learn new things and how to be a critical thinker. Both of those are very transferable to any professional field. Being able to demonstrate that has allowed me to pivot in my career and discover other areas I can add value to that are not specific to my engineering major or even engineering degree as a whole.
I started off doing technical and research work quite closely related to my engineering major however I'm currently in analytics working with data where the concepts of problem solving and critical thinking are still very relevant.
There are lot of different types of engineers in the market. almost all industries has engineers . Electrical,civil, computers, Auronatical and what not.
Engineers use their analytical experiecne tofigure out ways to do job in a better way. They do eveything and anything in the industry they are in.