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Should I Be a Mechanical Engineer?

As you set off for college you know you love all things mechanical. So what does that mean for your college studies? Should you be a mechanical engineer or an engineering tech in New York? What other options are available to you if you want to use your mechanical aptitude?

First of all let’s look at some attributes that make for a good mechanical engineering technician. If you answer most of these questions in the affirmative, then a mechanical career might just be for you.

Mechanical Aptitude?                    

  • Do you like to design new tools, gadgets and machines?
  • Do you like to take things apart, discover how they work and then put it back together again?
  • Are you interested in working on robots and/or design roller coasters?
  • Are you interested in working with tools and dies in a manufacturing environment?
  • Are you good at math? Are you good at physics?
  • Do you love ‘tinkering’ with anything mechanical?
  • Know the difference between being a mechanic and being a mechanical engineer. It takes 4 years of undergraduate work to become an engineer.
  • Do you need to know how things work? Are you into solving problems?

Advantages of Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of all the engineering disciplines.
  • Learn many aspects of engineering – stress analysis, engineering design, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics.
  • You can work in manufacturing, project management, equipment design and process design.
  • You can also work for any type of company in any industry
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) states that the average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $53,000.
  • United States Bureau of Labor Statistics claims the average pay for a mechanical engineer is $70,000 per year.

How To Decide If Mechanical Engineering is Right for You

  • Find a mentor – develop a relationship with a mechanical engineer and learn all you can about what that person actually does in their job every day.
  • Join the Automotive Club if you have one at school. Get very involved as this will tell you what you really want. Join a Formula SAE or EcoCar Challenge.
  • Do whatever you can as much as you can during high school to ‘test your mechanical aptitude and be confident this is what you want before you spend the time and money attaining a mechanical engineering degree.

Should you be a mechanical engineer? Do you need a master’s degree in mechanical engineering?  Masters would certainly enhance your career opportunities and perhaps open up new fields of study and endeavor for you.

Conclusion

Should you be a mechanical engineer? If you are good at math and love to tinker with things then perhaps mechanical engineering is the right career field for you. Take the time to do your homework before you decide to major in mechanical engineering. By your senior year in high school you should have a mentor who you can shadow for at least one day. The best thing would be to have one mentor and then set up several places where you can shadow several different ME doing a variety of different jobs.

BioMed Jobs

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Best BioMed Jobs

If you are a New Yorker graduating soon with a degree in biomedical engineering, or if you have such a degree and want to change jobs, this article will help you. We will look at what is involved in being a biomed engineer, what are the best jobs, where are the best jobs and what the pay scale is.

First and foremost just what is a biomedical engineer? Listed by CNN Money as the #1 job in the United States, the biomedical engineer has a fascinating career. With the possibilities running from designing prosthetic human limbs to developing artificial human organs or the regeneration of tissue, the kinds of activities the bioengineer is involved with border on the science fiction stories we grew up with as kids.

Bioengineers might collect and analyze biological data, develop pharmaceuticals, formulate drugs, and tackle the toughest of challenges in the health and medical field. You can attain a bachelors, a masters or a Ph.D in biomed engineering. It is also possible to start out with a traditional engineering degree like a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer or chemical engineer and then add biological studies and do very well in the field. Other engineers like civil or industrial do not lend themselves to the biomed field nearly as well.

With rapid changes in technology, the biomedical engineer needs to be flexible and hard working in order to keep up. The biomed engineer is one of the highest paid of all engineering jobs with an average of $79,500 and a top pay of around $124,000. Over a 10 year period there is an almost 62% increase in the number of available jobs.

These jobs can be found in a wide variety of industries including hospitals, universities, industries, labs and regulatory agencies.

Best Places

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota – with an average annual salary of $96, 830 the biomedical engineer can earn considerable more than the national average. In an area where the job market is booming with biomed jobs, Medtronic and Boston Scientific are two of the largest employers.
  • Boston – Compared to the national growth rate of 62%, the market for biomed engineers is 75% growth rate. Boston also boasts an above the national average compensation rate. Good companies to consider in Boston include Draper Laboratory, Philips and Boston Scientific.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – salary is just a little below the national average but Philly has the third most biomedical engineering jobs in the country. Since Philly’s cost of living is below average, biomedical engineers still do very well with their quality of life at about $86,000.  The top companies here are Global Medical, Synthes, and Merck.
  • San Jose, California is the 4th best city for biomedical engineers with the highest pay in the country at an average of $115,440 salary. For its size San Jose also does well with over 600 job opportunities. Check out Abbot Labs if you go there.

Conclusion

With the ability to work in almost any industry and with a science fiction type of work environment and activities, biomedical engineering is a booming career field.