Explore Engineering Fields
All Schools
Alabama Engineering Schools Alaska Engineering Schools Arizona Engineering Schools Arkansas Engineering Schools California Engineering Schools Colorado Engineering Schools Connecticut Engineering Schools District of Columbia Engineering Schools Delaware Engineering Schools Florida Engineering Schools Georgia Engineering Schools Hawaii Engineering Schools Idaho Engineering Schools Illinois Engineering Schools Indiana Engineering Schools Iowa Engineering Schools Kansas Engineering Schools Kentucky Engineering Schools Louisiana Engineering Schools Maine Engineering Schools Maryland Engineering Schools Massachusetts Engineering Schools Michigan Engineering Schools Minnesota Engineering Schools Mississippi Engineering Schools Missouri Engineering Schools Montana Engineering Schools Nebraska Engineering Schools Nevada Engineering Schools New Hampshire Engineering Schools New Jersey Engineering Schools New Mexico Engineering Schools New York Engineering Schools North Carolina Engineering Schools North Dakota Engineering Schools Ohio Engineering Schools Oklahoma Engineering Schools Oregon Engineering Schools Pennsylvania Engineering Schools Rhode Island Engineering Schools South Carolina Engineering Schools South Dakota Engineering Schools Tennessee Engineering Schools Texas Engineering Schools Utah Engineering Schools Vermont Engineering Schools Virginia Engineering Schools Washington Engineering Schools West Virginia Engineering Schools Wisconsin Engineering Schools Wyoming Engineering Schools Puerto Rico Engineering Schools
Sponsor Schools

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 overlaps with disciplines such as Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering and is the basis for such disciplines as Aerospace Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. 

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

Find an online Mechanical Engineering College Below: