Mechanical Engineering

By Timothy .T. Ogunlowo

Field Description

Mechanical engineers design, test and build mechanical devices such as machines and engines. I am interested in pursuing a career in this field because it has to do with a lot of hands on practices and calculations. You also get to design and build several machines that could help improve lives or make advances in technology.

A Day in the life of a Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineers generally work in professional office settings. They sometimes visit work-sites to troubleshoot problems. Most Mechanical engineers work in engineering services, research and development, manufacturing industries and for the federal government.


Median Salary(2012): $80,580 per year $38.74 per hour.

Starting Salary: $66,158


A Bachelor's degree is required for you to become a mechanical engineer. Top Universities to further in mechanical engineering include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech and Stevens Institutes of Technology NJ.


"Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 02 Sept. 2015.