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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Mechanical Engineer field.
ID Job Title Gender Age Earnings City & State Date
33705 Senior Mechanical Project Engineer Male 41 $65,000 Bristol, NY 01/01/2010
33346 Design Engineer Male 24 $75,000 salinas, CA 01/01/2010
33336 Mechanical Engineer Female 26 $58,000 Westfield, MA 01/01/2010
33261 Measurement Deployment Engineer Male 27 $60,000 peoria, IL 01/01/2010
33026 Mechanical Engineer Female 50 $100,000 Union Grove, WI 01/01/2010


Mechanical engineers are responsible for the design, development, building, and testing of a wide variety of different thermal and mechanical devices. The field of mechanical engineering is broad, and a mechanical engineer may be responsible for working with engines, machines, tools, and other devices.

A bachelor?s degree in engineering is typically required for this career. To have the best opportunities for advancement within the field, a mechanical engineer may also need a graduate degree. Every state in the U.S. requires some mechanical engineers to be officially licensed by the state in order to publicly sell their services.

Mechanical engineers may work in a research & development department or in the manufacturing field. Many work for the government or for private companies. Demand for mechanical engineers is growing, and earnings are generally above average. Normal routine work hours are typically kept, and mechanical engineers generally work in laboratory or office settings, although some professionals perform evening and weekend work or overtime hours. Some mechanical engineers work on-site in construction settings or industrial environments.

If you think mechanical engineering may be the right profession for you, browse the career profiles below. Our career profiles have been developed based on interviews with professional mechanical engineers who actually work in this field on a daily basis and know what it takes to succeed in the industry.

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