Employment prospects for mechanical engineers are strong. Mechanical engineers are needed to design or improve manufacturing processes in a team setting. There are job prospects for mechanical engineers in a variety of positions including power production, noise control, mechatronics, environmental clean-up, machine design and manufacturing and materials regulation. Mechanical engineers have a diverse scientific background, making them valuable assets to a workplace.
The Current Average Starting Salary for Mechanical Engineers is $57,009, based on the Summer 2008 Salary Survey from National Association of College and Employers.