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Career Opportunities With a Major in Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Technology majors seek careers utilizing the practical application of science, mathematics and energy in the design and development of machines and related mechanical equipment that produce and use power as well as those used in manufacturing products, in an economical and efficient manner.

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program are called engineering technologists. About 10 percent become registered Professional Engineers and enter consulting work. A smaller percentage will pursue advanced degrees. The majority gain employment and work side-by-side with engineers in sales, design, development, testing, and supervisory positions in a variety of engineering and manufacturing companies and organizations.

Skills Related to Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Ability to make keen observations and sound judgments

  • Ability to conduct and clearly communicate scientific research

  • Aptitude for accurate details, spatial perception and abstract reasoning

  • Able to operate and use information derived from computers

  • Sensitive to economic considerations and human needs

  • Proficiency in mathematics and science

  • Ability to read and write articulately and analytically

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret scientific data

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Ability to make appropriate decisions and solve problems

  • Proficient in spatial perception and abstract reasoning

  • Strong oral and written communications

  • Ability to follow systematic procedures

  • Ability to apply physical principles to the solution of problems

  • Logic and reasoning skills

  • Ability to use technical equipment

Potential Careers Related to Mechanical Engineering Technology

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Mechanical Engineering Technology major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Mechanical Engineering Technology majors may consider.

Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Aeronautical Engineer Aerospace Engineer Circuit Engineer
Automotive Engineer Communications Systems Engineer Environmental Engineer
Construction Engineer Consulting Engineer Control Engineer
Decontamination Engineer Design Engineer Development Engineer
Engineering Technician Field Service Engineer Industrial Engineer
Instrument Engineer Materials Engineer Mechanical Drafter 
Mechanical Engineer Mechanical Engineering Technician Operations Engineer
Packaging Engineer Project Engineer Public Works Technician
Purchasing Agent Quality Control Engineer Research Engineer
Safety Engineer Sales Engineer Systems Analyst
Systems Design Engineer Test Engineer Transportation Engineer

Employers in Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Aeronautics Agencies

  • Aerospace Industries

  • Automotive Companies

  • Colleges/Universities

  • Computer Companies

  • Consulting Firms

  • Construction Firms

  • Design Industries 

  • Electrical Industries

  • Energy Firms

  • Government Agencies

  • Machinery Plants

  • Mining Industries

  • Product Development Companies

  • Research Firms

  • Transportation Industries

  • Utility Companies

Professional Organizations in This Field

Websites Related to Mechanical Engineering Technology


The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.

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