Mechanical Engineering Career >>MS in Mechanical Engineering - Lehigh
As you might guess, Mechanical Engineers plan and build and maintain, machines: engines, vehicles, medical devices, robotics, heating and cooling systems and much more.
Mechanical Engineers use the principles of mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science and structural analysis in their work.
Mechanical Engineering Job Outlook and Salary
In 2009, the median wage for Mechanical engineers was $80,580 which puts it high on the payscale compared with many other careers.
Not surprisingly, given the auto industry, Michigan is by far the top employer of Mechanical Engineers. Ohio is the next highest and it employs roughly half of the Michigan number.
States paying the highest wage for Mechanical Engineers are Alaska and the District of Columbia who's scale is much higher than the median; at $98,790. The next highest are Colorado, New Mexico and Virginia.
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wikipedia.org
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