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Mechanical Engineers

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

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$46.81 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  7%    Read more about outlook


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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