Mechanical or Civil Engineering?

Currently I am a sophmore in college, and my decalred major is mechanical engineering. I am thinking about switching to civil, and I need some suggestions. There are certain aspects of each major that I am interested in, and some that I am not. I do not care much about salary because I know I can make good money with either. I mostly care about having a job that I enjoy. I DO NOT want a desk job where I sit around all day doing math. I also want to be able to travel quite a bit. So bsically my questions are: -what degree will provide me with more opportunities to travel and live all around the world -what are some examples of jobs from each major (ones that do not include sitting at a desk all day) -also, If I choose civil, how important is it that I get "certified" Thanks

Asked By: - 10/13/2009
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The old saying is, mechanical engineers build weapons; civil engineers build targets... More
Answered By: tomsing98 - 10/13/2009
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I am civil grad with 19 yr exp BSCE & MSCE PE. I would say both have pluses and minuses- Civil eng pay is a less than Mech but employment does not fluctuate as much especially if you have your PE (certified). Mech will generally make more money out of school but you need to ask yourself what class or classes you... More
Answered By: hp - 10/13/2009
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