Career Paper on Becoming a Mechanical Engineer

Career Paper on Becoming a Mechanical Engineer

I chose the occupation of a Mechanical Engineer to research for this paper. Mechanical engineers “research, develop, and build machines that help others.” (Native Access) In my specific job as a Mechanical Engineer, I will be making custom parts for off-road vehicles. I have a lot of values that are important to me when choosing a career. In my career, I want to be making enough to have a medium- sized house and be supporting my family, and then still have some money left over to spend on other things. It is also important to me that there are a lot of jobs available in a lot of different places. As a Mechanical Engineer, I will have many choices available, since there is a lot of demand for Mechanical Engineers. The most important thing to me in choosing a career is like I like my job. As a Mechanical Engineer, I believe that I would like my job, and have fun doing it. This occupation is also good for me because you make a good amount of money. Also, I am good at and like Math and Science, and those are the two subjects that are most important in becoming a Mechanical Engineer. Also, as a Mechanical Engineer, you get to see what you are designing, and can see the big picture of things. That is why I chose this occupation to research.

“There is no typical day for most Mechanical Engineers.” (Career Cornerstone) But, Engineers usually work in an office on a computer, and also have to work with customers and other Engineers to get a project done. During the day, Mechanical Engineers will design a part, and then eventually get it made into a finished product. (Career Cornerstone) The usual working environment for a Mechanical Engineer is a clean office space, in some kind of building. Engineers will have to meet with other people, and a lot of communication has to be going on to get the project done in a timely manner. (Career Cornerstone) The normal work day of a Mechanical Engineer is just like any other normal work day, which is 9-5. (Career Cornerstone) There is minimal travel involved with being a Mechanical Engineer. The only travel is to vendors, suppliers, and companies to meet with them, but that does not happen very often. (Career Cornerstone) For the education you need to become a Mechanical Engineer, you need to obtain a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Once you get a job, there is then continuous training on software, tools, and techniques of Mechanical Engineers. (Career Cornerstone)

There are a lot of jobs available in the field of Mechanical Engineering. There are always new products being developed, so there is a continuous flow of engineering jobs to design and produce prototypes, and then the final product. (?) The starting pay of a Mechanical Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree is $59,180. If you get a Master’s degree, the starting pay is $66,720. If you get a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, then you’re starting pay is, on average, $85,640. (Engineer Salary) There are only minimal possibilities for promotion. You can be promoted to lead engineer, but there is limited promotion to management. Usually, the only way to be promoted to management is if you have experience in business, or if you have some kind of degree in business or business management.

My interests, abilities, and personality fit this job as a Mechanical Engineer pretty well. I am interested and do good in Math and Science, which are the two most important subjects for becoming an Engineer.