Mechanical Engineering

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Assembler
  • Biomedical Engineer*
  • Consultant
  • Energy Conversion
  • Engineering Management*
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Machine Design
  • Machine Inspector
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Process Design Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Professor*
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Engineer
  • Railway Engineer
  • Research & Development
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Structural Design
  • Technical Analyst
  • Transportation Specialist

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Automobile Plants
  • Construction Firms
  • Consulting Engineer Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Manufacturing/Industrial Companies
  • Oil Industry
  • Scientific/Technical Corporations
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Utility Companies

Minnesota Employers

  • 3M
  • Boston Scientific
  • Design Ready Controls
  • DeZurik
  • Emerson Process Management
  • GCI Engineered Solutions
  • McNeilus
  • Medcare Products
  • MN State Institutions
  • Pentair
  • Polar Tank Trailer
  • RFA MN Engineering
  • Xcel Energy

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary: $40,000-$65,000
May vary by career, company, location and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Hands on
  • Investigative
  • Logical
  • Perseverance
  • Problem solving
  • Research skills
  • Solution oriented
  • Strong math skills
  • Team player
  • Technical skills
  • Technical writing skills