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Living The Most Popular Jobs for Mechanical Engineering Majors  

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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
2
Median Salary: $80,600
3
Aviation/Aerospace Project Engineer
Median Salary: $97,000
4
Construction Project Engineer
Median Salary: $71,500
5
Construction Project Manager
Median Salary: $88,200
6
Design Engineering Manager
Median Salary: $105,000
7
Energy Engineer
Median Salary: $88,500
8
Field Sales Engineer
Median Salary: $93,400
9
HVAC Design Engineer
Median Salary: $67,100
10
HVAC Mechanical Engineer
Median Salary: $79,200
11
Industrial Project Engineer
Median Salary: $89,300
12
Manufacturing Engineer
Median Salary: $73,100
13
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Median Salary: $101,000
14
Manufacturing Plant Manager
Median Salary: $102,000
15
Manufacturing Project Engineer
Median Salary: $79,100
16
Manufacturing Project Manager
Median Salary: $83,200
17
Mechanical Design Engineer
Median Salary: $65,800
18
Median Salary: $72,400
19
Operations Manager
Median Salary: $72,500
20
Product Design Engineer
Median Salary: $77,700
21
Project Engineer
Median Salary: $86,800
22
Quality Assurance / Quality Control Engineer
Median Salary: $67,800
23
Research and Development Engineer
Median Salary: $88,000
24
Median Salary: $73,700
25
Vice President of Engineering
Median Salary: $158,000