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Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineers are problem solvers who use technical expertise to create novel solutions that improve our lives. This broad statement, while true, is usually all that people really understand about the role of a mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineering is actually a specialization with considerably diverse career applications in a range of industries and roles.

Mechanical engineering refers generally to the design and development of machines, which can include everything from simple household products to vehicles and even medical devices. Below, we’ve rounded up some common mechanical engineering jobs to give you just a glimpse of what you could do with a degree in this field.

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Historical engineering styles

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you probably think of crowds of jovial people wearing green. It’s a day when even those who have even the smallest drop of Irish blood seem to develop an unmistakable brogue.

However, despite the revelry and the abundance of green that comes every March 17, there is actually a more serious reason for celebrating St. Patrick. Sure, we all might have heard about the driving of the snakes out of Ireland, but did you know that St. Patrick is also considered the patron saint of engineers?

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Engineering careers are some of the most fulfilling around, both in terms of the intellectual stimulation they offer at work and the financial compensation they provide. Engineers are typically drawn to the profession by their affinity for data and analytics, complex problem-solving, and organized t...

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Biomedical Engineering Research

People are living longer than ever before, and that means the healthcare field is expanding accordingly. The Census Bureau reports that the nation's median age increased nearly three years between 2000 and 2016.1 The number of residents ages 65 and older grew from 35 million to 49.2 million in t...

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Biomedical lab

Biomedical engineering is a fast-growing, in-demand field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting significant growth over the next decade.1 As technology progresses and new advances in medicine are developed, the need for biomedical engineers who can bring together the principles of engi...

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