What Can I do With a Degree in Mechanical Engineering?

The information on this page is designed to help you explore possible careers. Use the links below to navigate to different areas of the page. We recommend working with a career counselor to help you identify careers based on your skills, interests, and values.


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List of Employers and Job Titles Developed from Job Postings in PSU Handshake for Mechanical Engineering Majors

Mechanical Engineering majors may find employment in a variety of areas depending on their skills and experience. Career-related internships or career-related part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from the University Career Center's job database where the employer specifically requested mechanical engineering majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for mechanical engineering majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

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Vocational Biographies

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portlandsu and password: 3W9N

  • Project Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Staircase Design Engineer
  • Automotive Products Designer

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Professional Associations

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