Are you looking for a career path that will have you design and build things all day? If so, engineering might be the perfect career choice for you. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what engineers do daily, as well as how to become an engineer.Image Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/sYK-jN0sKBY
How To Become An Engineer
Engineers, like all professionals, are responsible for their careers. Their success or failure depends on their ability to make good decisions throughout their working lives. This is true whether they’re fresh out of school with a brand new degree in hand and looking for the first job that will hire them, years into an engineering career looking toward making a mid-career change (and wondering how to do it), or retired after decades of service and wanting to see what’s next! It applies equally well no matter where you live. There is enormous demand among employers right now for all types of engineer you can become at every level. And while each province has certain specificities about its particular labor market conditions which may affect your circumstances differently than another province would, there are a lot of common denominators that apply across the board.
The Engineering Career Path
A career in engineering requires a solid educational foundation – and the sooner you start building it, the better. If your school years are behind you then there’s no time like the present to get on track for success!
There is very little specific major-related education necessary beyond high school if all you want out of an engineering career at this point is entry-level employment. But since we’re betting that isn’t what most people want, let’s take a quick look at how engineers typically develop their careers:
As noted above, while each province tends to have its own unique culture concerning professional licensing and certification requirements (and indeed some provinces don’t even license individual professions such as “engineer”) they do share certain commonalities when it comes to the basics of how engineers earn them.
Engineering Salary And Job Requirements
The employment of engineers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Engineers with a bachelor’s degree should have good job opportunities because there will be many more jobs than qualified people available to fill them. The median annual wage was $85,220 in 2016 and engineering salaries are projected to increase from an average of $74,050 this year up until 2021. In addition, employment growth may vary by engineering specialty area due to technological advancements that drive demand for specific skillsets within certain disciplines. However, hiring varies greatly depending on location and industry sector so you must research your preferred field thoroughly beforehand or talk with professionals working currently in those fields before making the final decision.
Engineering job requirements vary depending on your area of expertise but there are a few skills you should have regardless. The ability to solve problems is something every employer looks for so be prepared with different solutions if asked by an interviewer about how you would handle certain situations – even if it’s just brainstorming ideas without committing them all. Employers also want employees who can communicate effectively and work well under pressure or within tight deadlines so do not hesitate to highlight these qualities when discussing past experiences at interviews. Finally, employers always look for individuals who display teamwork abilities since most engineers work collaboratively both within their own company and with other companies in different disciplines.
Degrees And Certifications
Engineers can get started right after high school by earning an associate’s degree in Engineering Technology or related fields. This usually takes two years to complete and will provide you with practical knowledge in the field of study that will further prepare you for your bachelor’s degree before becoming employed. Building on what was learned at the associate’s level, a bachelor’s degree is required to become licensed as an engineer but it may not be enough when competing against other applicants who also have professional experience early in their career. Some students choose to pursue continuing education so they can stay relevant within their field before finding employment while others go straight into the workforce with just a four-year college diploma under their belt. Either way, employers are looking for individuals who continue to increase their knowledge and experience within the field.
Designing And Building Things All Day Long
You get to design and build things all day long. When you are an engineer, your job is not just about sitting in front of the computer typing away at something until it’s done. There will be times when you need to sketch ideas on paper or create diagrams for work that has already been designed by someone else. However, there will also be more hands-on parts of your job where you get to pick up tools and start building whatever it is that needs designing.
Write about what engineering is and how you can get involved in the field to test your interest level. You might land a job quickly after graduating if you have professional experience already under your belt! On average, people with engineering degrees make more money than many other degree holders. Think of all the things you could do with that extra income! Lastly, discuss some possible disadvantages for this career path including extreme stress or lack of work-life balance. Is this something worth giving up everything else in life for? That’s only knowable by trying it yourself. Willingness to take calculated risks comes part and parcel with an engineering career but be aware that taking on responsibility is a requirement within the field
If you’re interested in engineering, then it’s important to understand that there are several great reasons why this is the career for you. If you’re fascinated with math and science and enjoy working with your hands, then engineering could be the perfect path for you. Additionally, if you like problem-solving or want to build something from scratch – whether it’s an app or a bridge – then becoming an engineer might just be the right choice for you!