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What Do I have to do to become an engineer?

I feel like engineering would be something interesting that I would be interested in because it would help with my skills

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Vamshee’s Answer

Engineering is behind everything we do every day.
Engineers are who invent, design, and build solutions to everyday problems. They work in many different fields/environments to make the world safer and easier for the rest of us to live in.

How To become an Engineer.

Complete 4 years of Maths in high school (Algebra/Calculus/Statistics etc)
Get a good GPA/SAT Score will help you get an admission in good universities
After graduating from high school, one will need to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a school accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.
Depends on your career goals and what area of engineering you'd like to practice, one can pursue Master Degree/Doctoral Programs

Some skills/important qualities that would help to be successful engineer

Analytical thinking
Problem Solving
Communication Skills
Working in teams
Creativity and imagination
Good Communication skills etc

Participating in science clubs, learning computer coding, joining Lego or Robotics Club, Playing Chess all will help to acquire skills that would be helpful to become an engineer or get into admission to top engineering college.

There are different engineering disciplines to choose from, some are more popular than others.Research about each one , compare and shortlist few which is of your interest.

Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Construction Management Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Technology
Environmental Engineering
Fire Protection Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Technology Management
Telecommunications Engineering

Hope this helps. Good luck in your future endeavors!
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David C’s Answer

Make sure that the engineering discipline you decide on is what would enjoy as a career. Sometimes your skills may lie in some trade you can learn at a four year vocational trade school instead of college. It is much, much less expensive and time consuming and you will get to work on your trade relatively quickly. There are many companies looking for skilled and trained people, and at good pay. So don't think you have to focus just on college. Many companies now are looking for the skills rather than the degree.