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I'm currently a Sr. in high school interested in mechanical engineering, i was curious about a few things, how to get into goverment jobs in the engineering field, difficulty, college courses, job outlook, typical work day, pay, loacation, and also i heard some companies will pay for your school if you come work for them when you graduate college, any information will be extremely helpful thank you....

Asked By: Joshcv - 4/15/2007
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The mechanical field is rather tough right now, depending on the part of the country you are in. I live in MI and am currently working as an EE....even though I have my BS ME. For government work, you need very good grades, and a spotless record. For a lot of jobs you need to obtain security clearance, and that cant... More
Answered By: waker_me - 4/15/2007
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Well, as someone who's been in the engineering field for several years, I can answer some of your questions but not all. In terms of difficulty/college courses, it's very heavy on the math and physics. Try and get at least a basic physics course under your belt right away, that will give you an idea what you're in for... More
Answered By: dreamed1 - 4/15/2007
 
Mechanical engineering is pretty diverse to get specific answers to those questions. The college courses are pretty well defined for the first 2 years. 3 Calculus, 1 Differential Equations, 2 Chemistry, 2 Physics, Thermodynamics, Statics, Dynamics, Electricity, maybe 1 engineering drawing class. After that you can... More
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Answered By: Blue Sky - 4/15/2007
 
I'm a ME in southern california. The job market is very good right now. As I recall, a BSME with 15 years experience makes about $95k/yr... More
Answered By: my2cents - 4/16/2007
 
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