Mechanical Engineer

by: Isaac Everitt

The Description

Mechanical engineers provide good solutions to the making of processes and products, these can range from small component designs to extremely large machinery or vehicles. Mechanical Engineers can work on all different types of a product, from research and development to design and manufacture.
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Salary and Benefits

The nation’s 238,260 mechanical engineers averaged $40.17 per hour or $83,550 per year as of May 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Working for a business will get you these benefits medical, dental and vision insurance; vacations; paid sick leave and holidays; and retirement benefits. Certain employers also sometimes offer profit sharing, disability insurance, education assistance and flexible work hours.

Education Requirements

A career in mechanical engineering requires at least a bachelor's degree. It also requires 3.0 and up GPA to get into most colleges for mechanical engineering.
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Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022.