What is the benefit of Professional Engineer (PE) License in Mechanical Engineering?

Hi, I have a Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering from an EAC-ABET accredited university. I also have an MS and BS in mechanical engineering. Currently I am working at a company in California as a thermal engineer. I have heard about Professional Engineer (PE) license. I am trying to decide if I need this license or not. I am already working in a company as an engineer in California? Why should I consider getting PE license? What benefit or advantage will it give me? Are there any specific jobs which require PE license in mechanical engineering. I can understand that a person designing a building must have a PE license in civil or structural engineering. What type of job will require a PE license in mechanical engineering? Is it a beneficial thing to have? Thanks a lot

Asked By: classicvlassic - 8/14/2010
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PE is required in most states to practice enginereing, unless under an exemption. In particular, one is required to sell your services to the public. Exemptions in most states for corporations, schools, public employees, etc. Some states don't want you to have engineer title without PE... More
Answered By: wingstwo - 8/18/2010
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yes it is because it shows how reliable, skillful and certificate and experience you have in this field although you have done it at the highest level possible
Answered By: confused - 8/22/2010
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