Mechanical Engineering: Basics
- An average day for a mechanical engineer would be to research, develop, design, manufacture, or maintain devices that either produce or consume power. Mechanical engineers also oversee the manufacturing of many products.
- At least a bachelors degree is needed to become a mechanical engineer. Although a graduate degree is usually needed to acquire a managerial position.
- The average starting wage for a mechanical engineer is $53,210. The top 10% of mechanical engineers make as much as $126,430.
What is Mechanical Engineering?
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