Mechanical

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
$61k


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
$71k


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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