Career Field Report: Mechanical Engineer

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Career Field Report: Mechanical Engineer
Slacking, showing up late, and never doing my homework is usually what I did throughout high school. I never really knew what I was going to do with my life, I guess I really didn’t care either I just slacked off and didn’t every really pay attention to anything learned in school. Graduating with an extremely low GPA I went from job to job not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life, started to get in to trouble, and getting involved with drugs I left for the Navy and spent the next five years of my life on a sub. Being on a sub intrigued me because of all the electrical systems, mechanical systems, and how everything went together made me want to become an engineer. At first I really didn’t
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Depending on where mechanical engineers go once they get there degree there are some jobs that are above average when it comes to demand of them such as mechanical engineers involved with oil and gas industry. Some of the other things that I discovered from reading the OOH is that mechanical engineering is the broadest of all engineering, that there are different fields that you are able to go into such as HVAC (that’s air conditioning) or other fields such as automotive. The work environment according to the OOH is manly in an office setting sometimes going to a work site, “Mechanical engineers generally work in professional office settings. They may occasionally visit worksites where a problem or piece of equipment needs their personal attention. In most settings, they work with other engineers, engineering technicians, and other professionals as part of a team.”(United States). Work weeks are around 40 hours a week and from OOH about one third of those people who were hired in 2012 work over 40 hours a week. Being a mechanical engineer or an engineer at all I thought that most would work over 40 hours a week because of the demand engineers face when it comes to having a job completed on time. Making around 80,000 a year mechanical engineers will have to at least have a bachelor’s degree which can take from 4 years to usually about five years according to the

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