Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.
According to the BLS, mechanical engineers earned a median salary of $83,590 in 2015. The best-paid earned about $128,430, while the lowest-paid earned less than $53,640. Industries that pay well include oil and gas extraction as well as information services.
Mechanical engineers: usually work regular business hours but may be required to work evenings and weekends to fit in with process schedules and meet deadlines. work in workshops, factories and offices and on building sites. may have to work around heavy machinery or at heights, or in noisy and dirty conditions
Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators.
Employment of mechanical engineering technicians is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment in this occupation is projected to decline in manufacturing.
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