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MENG Career Opportunities

A BS in mechanical engineering opens up a plethora of exciting career opportunities in 

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Oil and Gas
  • Renewable Energy 
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Bioengineering
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment info

Employment for mechanical engineers is projected to grow by 4% between 2018-2028 and thus prospects are expected to be favorable, particularly for “those with training in the latest software tools, particularly for computational design and simulation” and for those with “training in three-dimensional printing”.1

The median wage for mechanical engineers across the United States is $88,430.1 (May 2019). The median wage for mechanical engineers across the state of Texas is $94,580.2 (May 2019).

Continued education

A variety of graduate programs are available after completion of a BS degree. The College of Engineering offers a Master's in Engineering.

Graduate Students may also find similar academic interests in:

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Technology
  • Business Administration

 


1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Mechanical Engineers,  https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/mechanical-engineers.htm (visited May 19, 2020).

2MyPlan.com, LLC, 2019; Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2018