Mechanical Engineering Career Opportunities
Mechanical Engineering, being the broadest engineering discipline,
prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities. Employment
is available in:
- Research and development
- Testing and
manufacturing in private businesses
- Consulting firms
- Educational institutions
Mechanical Engineering graduates
obtain a working knowledge of core engineering disciplines including
mechanics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermal science, and materials
science. Mechanical Engineering at Oregon Institute of Technology is a
hands on applied engineering program. In addition to an excellent
engineering education graduates obtain practical skills to succeed in
their chosen career path. Emphasis is given to computer aided design
and analysis, communication, teamwork and hands on laboratories.
- According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median annual earnings of mechanical engineers were $66,320 in 2004.
to a 2004 salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and
Employers, bachelors degree candidates in mechanical engineering
received starting offers averaging $50,236.