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MECHANICAL ENGINEER: If You Love The Subject, Even If You Fail A Class, Don't Give Up!

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A Mechanical Engineer describes her job in quality assurance: making sure that her company's manufacturing laboratories are safe, and that their healthcare products are the best quality possible. She was always interested in math, science, and business, and quality assurance engineering is a great career fit for her passions and talents.

Degree: Engineering - Business Administration
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Job Summary: Mechanical Engineers

Job Description

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

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$50,000 - $120,000
Projected job growth
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0 to 10 percent
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Full-time
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Office, Indoor
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Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Technical skills, Mathematical skills

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<span m='37840'>in</span> <span m='38230'>a</span> <span m='38360'>safe</span> <span m='38840'>environment.</span> <span m='39850'>And</span> <span m='40060'>I</span> <span m='40180'>also</span> <span m='40540'>review</span> <span m='40910'>a</span> <span m='40940'>lot</span> <span m='41200'>of</span> <span m='41720'>files</span> <span m='42520'>to</span> <span m='42660'>make</span> <span m='42850'>sure</span> <span m='43020'>that</span> <span m='43180'>the</span> <span m='43260'>data</span> <span m='43750'>that's</span> <span m='43970'>in</span> <span m='44070'>the</span> <span m='44140'>file</span> <span m='44650'>looks</span> <span m='45020'>good.</span> </p><p><span m='46410'>I</span> <span m='46600'>have</span> <span m='47090'>always</span> <span m='47400'>been</span> <span m='47560'>interested</span> <span m='48040'>in</span> <span m='48280'>science</span> <span m='48880'>and</span> <span m='48990'>math.</span> <span m='49630'>So</span> <span m='49740'>I</span> <span 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m='104210'>well.</span> <span m='104440'>So</span> <span m='105320'>be</span> <span m='105580'>persistent</span> <span m='106260'>and</span> <span m='106400'>never</span> <span m='106650'>give</span> <span m='106860'>up.</span> </p>","file":{"id":297858,"video_id":"2748539169001","name":"1297-Elise-MechanicalEngineer1","duration":108368,"thumbnail_url":null}});