On the Job


Mechanical engineering is highly multidisciplinary, and its practitioners are experts in areas ranging from robotics to air conditioning, so they're re welcome in many industries.

Industries that need mechanical engineers include consumer electronics--companies like Motorola and Siemens; automotive companies like General Motors, BMW, and Honda; appliance firms like Bosch, and Westinghouse; energy companies like Duke Power, Shell Oil, and Global Energy Innovations; aerospace firms like Rolls Royce; medical devices manufacturers such as Allergan and Masimo Corp.; amusement park rides manufacturers such as Walt Disney World and S & S Worldwide; toys companies like Fisher Price; and nanotechnology firms like Zyvex Corp. Find out more about mechanical engineering.