What do mechanical engineers do?
Mechanical engineers do a number of things daily. For example, they make decisions, solve problems, analyze data and information, communicate with peers, teach others, and many more.
They also have to have a high level of social interaction with clients and work associates, be highly accurate in work performance and be able to work indoors almost all the time.
Mechanical engineers must communicate, reason and problem solve, use math and science, work with people, and perceive and visualize. They use these skills in the work field.
Mechanical engineers earn a median annual wage of $83, 060, and they must prepare for this career by having a high school diploma, a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and a license. There has been a higher percentage of workers with a bachelor's degree than with a master's degree.