Mechanical Engineering

By:Vivian Marcano

Mechanical engineering is...

researching, developing, designing, manufacturing, and maintaining devices that produce or consume power.

Why I am interested in this field...

I am attracted to how things, I see in my daily life, work and how I could improve some of these.

What a mechanical engineer might do in a typical day?

A mechanical design engineer would create something new while a mechanical system engineer would work to optimize, maintain, or upgrade existing systems like a power plant.

The typical starting salary is...

$75,700 with a masters degree in 2012

$61,300 with a bachelors degree in 2012

Education needed to find a job in mechanical engineering:

At least a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from a four-year institution accredited by ABET.