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How difficult would you say Mechanical Engineering is, compared to other jobs in the engineering field.

I'm just interested in the engineering field in general, so if this is to difficult I may move down to an easier one.

Thank you comment icon Logan, if you are looking for an easy career, then any engineering might not be for you. Switching your career based on the difficulty means you might have an easier time, but those work hours will be WORK. Pick something that interests you. Then even if it is more work, it is enjoyable work. Mike Rekstad

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Fred’s Answer

I could tell you my experience, but it doesn't really matter. What is easy for me may be hard for you, and vice versa.

Your goal shouldn't be to find something that is easy. Your goal should be to find something you enjoy. There are jobs out there that I would find easy, but would hate. My job is sometimes quite hard, but I LOVE it, so I don't mind. In fact, sometimes the hard parts are the ones I enjoy most.

Also, different engineering fields are all quite different from each other. Sure, there is overlap, but they focus on very different areas. I had a buddy in college who was a civil engineer, and loved the "tubes and turds" class. My father was an electrical engineer, and was working with integrated circuit design on a microscopic level. Those two things are pretty far apart.

One of the best things about college is you don't have to commit on day 1. Sure, it helps if you have an idea, but part of college is about taking classes in multiple disciplines to see which you like. So, you can take a class or two in different engineering disciplines and figure out for yourself which you like the most.
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Naledi’s Answer

Engineering definitely does not fall under the category of "easy careers", it is quite rewarding and enjoyable work though if it is a career path that aligns with your interests. The trick is to find something that interests you and then turn that into a career if possible. Engineering fields are broad and differ considerably with some overlap here and there. If you like and excel at technology and science based subjects such as mathematics, physical science and technical drawing (just to name a few) then mechanical engineering might be the right fit for you. My suggestions is for you to first figure out which of your school subjects interest you the most and then do some research on possible career paths based on your interests.
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John’s Answer

If you are looking at engineering as difficult then, engineering is not for you. If you really meant that it would be challenging then, get a running start and jump right in. Because, along with all of the challenges come the reward of solving difficult problems, creating innovative designs and the camaraderie that comes with a group working toward a common goal. Sure, some of the work can be tedious but, sometimes you are an artist expressing your inner imagination. The career is what you make of it. Find an industry that you would like to work in and start down that path.
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