Career Field Report : Mechanical Engineer Essay

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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 know too much about all the different types of engineering, but after a little bit of research I learned that mechanical engineering would be the best one. From the research I did I learned that mechanical engineers make good money and that they have to have a bachelor’s degree, also that there are many different things that they can do from gas and oil to working on construction sights. Using the Career Field Report will show me if a mechanical engineer is something that I would like to do.
Looking up information in the Occupational Outlook Handbook I discovered that mechanical engineers are not really in high demand (I thought they would be because of the amount of school you have to do to get your degree) they are “less than average”…

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