What specifically does a typical mechanical engineer do on a daily basis?

I'm torn between becoming a mechanical engineer or a doctor, the thing is - I don't quite understand what mechanical engineers actually do on the job every day??

Asked By: Bob - 4/19/2012
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For all engineering disciplines there are no typical engineers or a typical day. That is one of the great advantages of being an engineer... More
Answered By: oil field trash - 4/19/2012
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Oil Field Trash gave you a great answer. I've been a mechanical engineer about as long as OFT and have worked in office products, personal transportation, water purification, pharmaceutical manufacturing, disk drive design and manufacturing, and medical device design and manufacturing. I have set up manufacturing... More
Answered By: Maybe it's just me - 4/19/2012
In Construction, an ME works with reviewing drawings, working in CAD, making HVAC calculations using Thermodynamics and Fluids formulas. Visits buildings and construction sites for surveying or to give your expert opinion... More
Answered By: C7S - 4/19/2012
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