Essay On Pros And Cons Of Mechanical Engineering

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Just like in any other job there are pros and cons. First pro of mechanical engineering is that there is high-level Salary. Being the designers of important equipment Mechanical engineers are paid a lot with an average annual income, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statics, of 85,264$. Money isn 't everything in the world but this is an incentive. The second pro is that there is job flexibility, unlike a specialist who has no choice but to do one thing with their skill, mechanical engineers can work in a variety of industries including Mechatronics, aerospace, robotics, and manufacturing industries. I am very excited about this pro because I have interest in robotics and aerospace engineering. The final pro is that mechanical engineers …show more content…
The first con is that you would have to travel to many places. Depending on the size of the firm engineers have to go on trips to see the clients or instruct the workers how to build the machine. Travel may also get tedious because engineers have to go back and forth to do inspection for placement of machines to the same place. The second con is that you have to go further in your education in order to become fully successful in all fields. In order to stay with the rapidly changing technology Mechanical engineers need to have their master’s degree, and oftentimes a doctoral degree. This would also mean that students would have more debt because of school cost. Even though I see myself going to college, I am nervous that I won’t be able to compete and stay current in the rapidly changing technology. The third con is that there is long course study. With many requirements and skills that students have to gain, they are also required to have a strong computer operating skills for the new advanced software programs. To obtain the degree in mechanical engineering students have to study an average of four semesters, but for masters they have to study four to five more …show more content…
To become an architect, as a student you have to work long hour that are comparable to professions in medicine and law. Architects have to study for a minimum of 8 years, which includes 5-year bachelor degree and 3 years of internship. The internship for architects is called IDP( Intern Development Program), and it is known to take more than three years with unbearable hours. This is the one big con I am going to have an actual problem on because I procrastinate enough to not get any work done. The second con is that architects have to worry about A.R.E( The Architect Registration Exam). The A.R.E is a total of 7 tests that requires long hours of study, these 7 test include all the things student have done in college and in their internship. The last con of being an Architect is that you have to worry about the economy. The construction industry depends on the economy, so when the economy is good and people are making money; new offices, restaurants, and malls are going to be built. But when the economy is doing bad, capital investment has to be cut, so some architects are cut in firms. What this means is that there isn 't a job security for

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