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Could a person with a degree in Mechanical Engineering become a Machinist?

I was wondering about getting a degree in Mechanical Engineering but I would hate having a desk job. So I was thinking about becoming a machinist of some kind. Can I? Or what degree should I go for instead, any suggestions?

Asked By: - 8/15/2011
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The engineering degree will earn a lot more income. Why not cover both bases? Go for a degree, but work during summers in a machine shop at an entry-level or training position. Machining is fun if you are implementing your own designs. But if you are doing production work cranking out widgets all day long, that can... More
Answered By: Violet W - 8/16/2011
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The answer to your base question is yes. Anyone can become a machinist. By the same token, anyone can become an engineer... More
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Answered By: texasmaverick - 8/16/2011
 
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