Is Mechanical Engineering a Bad Choice? How does it look for mechanical engineers in the next 4 years?

I am in first sem. of engineering in mechanical branch. I am concerned as the placements for mech. engineers dont look good when compared to other branches like Electronics, Computer Science, Info. Science. The newspapers also show a minimum of 7-10years experience for Mechanical Engineers. I am an above average student. However the number of vacancies available scare the hell out of me. From a batch of 160 Mech. Engineers only 25 were placed. This is really aweful. On the other hand is there anything more than academics that I could do to stand out from the rest :P ?

Asked By: Abhishek - 12/28/2012
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It is still a good major, if you are willing and able to relocate for a job. But it's a tricky major because your first job might determine your career path. For example, my old college roommate always wanted to work for Smith & Wesson as a gun designer. But based on his first job (and subsequent jobs), he ended up... More
Answered By: Rustic B - 12/28/2012
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Yup The world needs Engineers Why do you think they pay 50k-100k a year!
Answered By: Adrian - 12/28/2012
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