Mechanical engineers are involved with the generation, distribution, and use of energy. This could be as a part the control and automation of manufacturing systems, the design and development of machines or the solutions to environmental problems.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
Mechanical engineers have at minimum obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
To pursue a career as a mechanical engineer:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, agriculture mechanics, mathematics, and physics.
Where can I work?
Mechanical engineers can be found in laboratories, plants or corporate offices typically in engineering services, research and development or manufacturing. Specifically, agriculture mechanical engineers may work on equipment design, motorized processes, refrigeration, robotics etc.
Future Job Market/Outlook
The future outlook for a mechanical engineer will be great over the next five years.
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