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Mechanical Engineers

Use engineering principles to design tools, engines, and other mechanical equipment.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$39.62 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Above statewide average
Growth rate:  4.1%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Implement design or process improvements.
  • Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data.
  • Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans.
  • Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
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Job Title Examples:

Equipment Engineer
Product Engineer

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