Your degree does not strictly determine your career, but it does point you in certain directions.

What job can you get with a mechanical engineering degree?

Most mechanical engineering graduates go on to become mechanical engineers, mechatronics engineers, and aerospace engineers. Mechanical engineering grads also go on to become power engineers and engineers. Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in a mechanical engineering degree will be useful:

What is the job market for mechanical engineering degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for mechanical engineering graduates is strong overall. That’s great news—there’s high demand for the skills and knowledge you’ll gain in this program.

Here’s a breakdown of mechanical engineering graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 37% less than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Mechanical Engineering Grads
Employed85.9%
Unemployed1.1%
Underpaid13.0%
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