If you are interested in developing new forms of energy production, then check out mechanical engineering! Mechanical engineers work in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, biotechnology and manufacturing. This is a very broad field of engineering.

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineers make a median salary of $88,430 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. They work on teams responsible for designing, developing, and manufacturing a variety of products, like wind turbines, aerospace craft, power plants, drones, and factories, to name a few.


Mechanical engineers typically work on teams with other engineers to innovate their designs and strategically determine the best approach to turning the idea into reality. Mechanical engineering is a very broad field. Like other types of engineers, mechanical engineers use computers heavily in their day-to-day work of testing, designing and integrating objects.

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Mechanical Integration Engineer

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Average Salary

Mechanical integration engineers are responsible for the mechanical design work associated with various projects.

Data Center Mechanical Engineer

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree or master's degree

Average Salary

Data center mechanical engineers work on the design of data centers, such as Google's Council Bluffs data center, using cutting-edge research and innovation to determine the optimal layout of the data centers.

Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.

If mechanical engineering is not your thing, there are more areas of engineering.

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