What kind of engineering is better aerospace or mechanical?
I am 16 and debating between what engineering I should major when I get to collage. My choice would be Aeronuaticle but people have told me mechanical is better. I just need more peoples opinion.
Asked By: dtp3212 - 3/10/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
I actually had the same problem! I ended up choosing Mechanical Engineering for a couple different reasons. One reason is that although I liked spacecraft and planes, etc., I wasn't 100% sure that I wanted to only be specialized in that. A mechanical engineer who specializes in Thermofluids, for example, can work on... More
Answered By: lee_of_the_aesir - 3/10/2008
Additional Answers (4)
mechanical.. many more career options for an ME than an aerospace engineer. Also, take a look at real-dollar engineering salaries over the last 10 years before you decide. Engineering jobs are being off-shored and for those that aren't, wages are being suppressed by foreign engineers (ala H1B and L1).
Answered By: Raymond W - 3/10/2008
If you are unsure I would choose mechanical engineering. Aerospace industries will still hire you as a mechanical engineer. The curricula between Mech-Es and Aeros only differ by a two or three courses... More
Answered By: roidsroy69 - 3/10/2008
Words like "aerospace" and "nano technology" seem cutting edge, sexy and hip... More
Answered By: oil field trash - 3/10/2008
I HIGHLY suggest going into mechanical engineering. Like what was mentioned above, ME is a bigger "umbrella" that covers a lot of industries, such as aerospace, defense, automotive, manufacturing, etc., compared to Aerospace. I actually have a Mechanical Engineering degree, but worked as a test engineer for the solid... More
Answered By: kmf12 - 3/10/2008
Are you the Beauty Expert in Your Group? Then Say Yes to Sell Avon!
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr No Experience Needed! Get Started.
New job opportunities added daily. Search & apply for DC jobs now.
Earn Your College Degree Online. Financial Aid Options. Enroll Today
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.