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Politically speaking, can you get a non-engineering job with an engineering degree?

I'm a rising senior civil engineering major at UMD. I realized I hate engineering and don't want to do as a career but I decided to finish the degree in it since I'm already a senior. What non-engineering jobs can I get with an engineering degree? Thanks.

Asked By: 1152011 - 6/27/2010
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The first thing you need to realize is that there are non-engineering "jobs" that you can do in the field of engineering. They will require that you spend the first four years doing some level of design so that you get licensed. But you have already passed through several rights of passage up to this point, namely... More
Answered By: Joe-N-Bryan - 6/27/2010
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Sure. McDonalds would be considered a "non-engineering" job.
Answered By: scott b - 6/27/2010
 
Well, we've got a President with no leadership experience so I guess anything is possible. Of course, he's failing miserably so maybe that's not a good illustration.
Answered By: Budd - 6/27/2010
 
With Obama's economy running full speed (hah-huh) I know some engineers working construction.
Answered By: Stop Skimmers and Play Golf - 6/27/2010
 
You could go to law school and be a patent attorney. They often require an engineering degree.
Answered By: Lawgirl - 6/27/2010
 
You could always get a master's in something else.
Answered By: getitright - 6/27/2010
 
No, once you get an advanced degree, you are OVERQUALIFIED in any other profession... More
Answered By: gws35 - 6/27/2010
 
Dude don't listen to these people. My god all of the answers thus far SUCK. YES you most definitely can. In fact, most engineers with 15-20 years of experience do absolutely no engineering work whatsoever. They manage offices, businesses, etc. Why? Because engineers are smart. Engineers know how to solve problems. And... More
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Answered By: JROD653 - 6/29/2010
 
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