Related Occupations Areas such as manufacturing, robotics, automotive/transportation and air conditioning are all fields of mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering overlaps with aerospace engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and petroleum engineering to varying amounts.
Detailed Job Description In this job, you are dedicated to the design, maintenance, repair, and manufacturing of all things that require you to do that. It includes aerospace engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and petroleum engineering . Mechanical engineers work with many kinds of machines that produce, transmit, or use power.
Required Training/Education You generally need at least a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering to enter this field. It takes four or five years to earn a bachelor's degree in engineering. Some programs include periods of work experience along with formal classes. Most employers encourage engineers to take formal courses that help engineers to improve their job performance.
Earnings Per Year Salary $52,624 - $71,388 Bonus $1,034 - $5,056 Profit Sharing $1,007 - $4,329 Total Pay $52,055 - $74,124 Median $66,320 per year
Places To Train Ivy Tech State College - Bloomington University of Evansville – Evansville University of Southern Indiana – Evansville Purdue University - Calumet Campus Indiana Tech – Indianapolis University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame Indiana University - Ft Wayne Indiana Institute of Technology - Ft. Wayne
Skills or Interests Needed Professionals need to have strong problem-solving skills in order to invent and test new designs. Most engineers need to possess strong communication skills as well, as they are frequently required to work in teams with other engineers and correspond with management and patent office workers.
Why This Career Interests Me I like to build/fix things for a hobby and learned that I have a knack for it. Making/repairing things is relaxing and easy to focus on, so it would be a job that comes easy to me and it pays well. And as long as the people I’m working with aren’t incompetent, I have no problem with it at all