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Posted: 9/10/2002 3:03:10 PM EDT
This seems to be something Im good at as well as haveing good job security and pays well (gotta suport 2 kids). Im planning on studie mechanical Engineering. Anyone with experiance in this feild sound of and let me know how you like your job. Especialy those that live in TN, TX, or AZ as these are my prefered states to live in. How is the job market? R35
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 5:29:27 PM EDT
Stay out of Aerospace - unless you like long hours married to (rediculously short) schedules of uninspiring work at low pay. Besides a degree in ME, you need to have some idea of what kind of work you want to do - HVAC, mechanisms, structures, powerplants, fluid mechanics, etc., then attend a school that has a strong curriculum in that specialty.
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 6:18:38 PM EDT
I'm an EE. My best grades were in EM (Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials) It is interesting in an intelectual way.
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 6:25:40 PM EDT
you already write like an engineer so you're halfway there. good chance you could get a job in automotive, and end up in detroit. great place to make money. weather sucks. just make sure you take the math and technical classes as early as possible - get 'em out of the way.
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 6:35:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By elvez: you already write like an engineer so you're halfway there. good chance you could get a job in automotive, and end up in detroit. great place to make money. weather sucks. just make sure you take the math and technical classes as early as possible - get 'em out of the way.
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Huh? There isn't anything but math and technical classes after the first year. Thermodynamics was fun....
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 6:38:13 PM EDT
Good luck, I'm working on a Mechanical Engineering degree right now. I'll warn you, the math is a b@#ch and I consider myself good at math. While in high school I worked under a ME at a local plant. His job was easy. Also, he was a dumba$$ and making $60,000 a year 3 years out of school. He was fluid mechanics specialist. I'm thinking about going into rotating equipment specialist. good luck Matt
Link Posted: 9/10/2002 6:40:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By elvez: you already write like an engineer so you're halfway there.
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The engineers at my school said, "Fore yeers ago I kouldent spel enginer, now I are one!"
Link Posted: 9/11/2002 11:45:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By elvez: you already write like an engineer so you're halfway there.
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Thanks my other option was to become an English teacher for the Public school system. Thanks to all for the replys. R35
Link Posted: 9/11/2002 12:28:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheCommissioner:
Originally Posted By elvez: you already write like an engineer so you're halfway there.
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The engineers at my school said, "Fore yeers ago I kouldent spel enginer, now I are one!"
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I resemble that remark.
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