- 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.
Education Requirements. A career in mechanical engineering requires at least a bachelor's degree. These programs include instruction in various system components, from computer programming to power systems, and cover technical subjects such as fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and hydraulics.
- Effective technical skills.
- The ability to work under pressure.
- Problem-solving skills.
- Interpersonal skills.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Commercial awareness.
Most employers prefer employees to earn a bachelor's degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
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.
- If u do not take any formal position education after B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, you may get a job in -
- maintenance or operations which will be very routine; pros - u can have good family time, invest your intellectual efforts in learning things you like, u may learn and improve equipment in your factory…. provided you are in a 8 hr shift. cons - if u love technical stuff and want to see new things coming up, sorry, u don't have doz opportunities.
- design or consultancy; pros - u need to keep learning till you retire which a techie will enjoy, most preferred job; cons - u may not have time for yourself/family on some days
- projects; pros - u will always handle latest equipment, u will travel d world, u will be very very highly valuable asset wherever you go ; cons - u may have to work continuously for 3–4 days without sleep during project ending, u may get irritated as u don't know all languages in the world, u may never be at home and wont be settling at one place, u will have almost no family time
- What appears to be an advantage to someone might be a disadvantage to someone else. Everything’s relative.
- Because I really like that career
- Because i like mechanics
- That it will be difficult and frustrating to learn and understand