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If I want to have a very hands on engineering job, what types of jobs are out there for me?

I'm currently a Sophomore in a Mechanical engineering major. I really want a hands on job but it seems that most engineering involves being behind a desk. I enjoy working with hand tools, taking things apart, putting them together and I really like to be creative and try different things (like inventing or improving or building something). Are there many Engineering jobs that I would actually be able to be mostly hands on and creative in? And if so what would they be?

Asked By: - 11/26/2012
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99.9 percent of engineering jobs have limited chances for extended periods of " hands on " work. Companies typically hire engineers to use their brains much more than their hands... More
Answered By: oil field trash - 11/26/2012
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There are field jobs in most engineering disciplines. For example, I'm a bridge engineer, and I get to spend 3-5 weeks during any given year doing bridge inspections - using access equipment, free climbing, repelling, doing non-destructive materials testing, etc... More
Answered By: Adam D - 11/26/2012
 
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