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A list of the most popular jobs for mechanical engineering majors. If you earn this type of degree, these are the kind of jobs you will find waiting for you after graduating. Median salaries have been included on this list. The trick with any college degree is to acquire one that will ultimately pay for itself. The careers on this list will help accomplish that. This list strictly involves undergraduate degrees. But mechanical engineering jobs are a dime-a-dozen

It does not include individuals who went on to acquire graduate degrees, such as a Masters or PhD. Hopefully this list will assist with your selection of degree/university as well as help with your job hunt upon graduation from school with your ME credentials. Good luck!

What are the most popular careers for mechanical engineers? Take a look here and see for yourself.

Source: http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges/popular-majors.asp

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Applications Engineer Median Salary: $79,700

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Automotive Engineer Median Salary: $80,600

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Aviation/Aerospace Project Engineer Median Salary: $97,000

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Construction Project Engineer Median Salary: $71,500

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Construction Project Manager Median Salary: $88,200

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Design Engineering Manager Median Salary: $105,000

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Energy Engineer Median Salary: $88,500

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Field Sales Engineer Median Salary: $93,400

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HVAC Design Engineer Median Salary: $67,100

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HVAC Mechanical Engineer Median Salary: $79,200

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Industrial Project Engineer Median Salary: $89,300

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Manufacturing Engineer Median Salary: $73,100

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Manufacturing Engineering Manager Median Salary: $101,000

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Manufacturing Plant Manager Median Salary: $102,000

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Manufacturing Project Engineer Median Salary: $79,100

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Manufacturing Project Manager Median Salary: $83,200

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Mechanical Design Engineer Median Salary: $65,800

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Mechanical engineer Median Salary: $72,400

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Operations Manager Median Salary: $72,500

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Product Design Engineer Median Salary: $77,700

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Project Engineer Median Salary: $86,800

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Quality Assurance / Quality Control Engineer Median Salary: $67,800

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Research and Development Engineer Median Salary: $88,000

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Test Engineer Median Salary: $73,700

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Vice President of Engineering Median Salary: $158,000