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Do mechanical engineers work with their hands?

I want a job working with my hands, building engines, something like that. I read mechanical engineers do mostly sketches of things, which is not what I would want to do. If they do not, what is an engineering job where I would work with my hands? Also, I speak Spanish and English, should I learn another language, and if so, which one? O yeah, I forgot, I would like to be working in the aviation field, like engines for planes, helicopters, jets. Also maybe like missile systems, but I don't know anything about that.

Asked By: - 1/29/2012
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Depending on the job description, engineers do many things other than just sketching. You could get your degree then get a job in production, inspection, testing, or field trouble shooting and spend most of your time away from your desk.
Answered By: Tim C - 1/29/2012
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I have mechanical engineers friends and like to repair their cars by themselves, and some like to carry out tests on rotating equipments by themselves beside design things
Answered By: handsome - 1/31/2012
 
Yes or No, depending. There are virtually no engineering jobs that involve exclusively working with your hands, as an engineer you are expected to have some ability to either make drawings or do some level of predictive analysis of how the part(s) function... More
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Answered By: Captain - 1/31/2012
 
That would be a mechanic... More
Answered By: C7S - 2/1/2012
 
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