Mechanical Engineering students should expect to find careers in manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries. The students should be very capable in mathematics and the physical sciences. This is essential to be successful in any engineering field. Mechanical engineers should be mechanical inclined and should be able to think “outside the box”. The students should be a great problem solver and critical thinker, and also be a calm and laid back person that can handle a lot of stress and can operate under pressure and get the job done. They will work closely with civil and design engineers most likely. Mechanical engineers design and develop tools for all the other engineering fields to use on there job. Mechanical engineers also develop and design the products that we use in our everyday life such as cars, planes, and pretty much anything that has moving parts was probably designed by a mechanical engineer.
The salary range for mechanical engineering varies for a Associates degree or a bachelors degree. The associates degree for North Carolina average is around 43,000 dollars in 2004 and the job outlook is growing by about 17% every ten years. The bachelors degree average salary range is around 67,000 dollars. Almost all employers want a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering with two to three years experience. Some of the benefits that some companies offer are that they will pay for your school and help keep you up to date on all new technology.
Civil Engineering students should expect to find careers in the construction of transportation systems, residential and commercial buildings, bridges, dams, and water and wastewater treatment systems. The students should also be very knowledgeable in mathematics and the physical sciences. Civil engineers should also be able to work under pressure and think on there feet and make rational decisions, and be a good problem solver. The civil engineering student will go into a field...
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