Mechanical Engineer

The source of power in the industrial and energy sectors. A career for those who enjoy meeting needs in their communities.


Salary Range Potential:
$75,000+ /YEAR

Education Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

Skills Needed:
Geometry, Creative, Eye for details

Types of Employers:
Shipbuilding, Automotive, Aerospace

Job Description

Mechanical engineers are some of the most diverse, talented workers in any production facility. They can work at any stage of the process and may deal with projects large and small. Typically, a mechanical engineer in an energy or advanced manufacturing facility oversees the motors and machines to ensure that the process is running efficiently. They then may make adjustments or suggestions to increase productivity and profits.

Because they are so versatile, the best mechanical engineers are creative and analytical, with an ability to quickly see and solve problems. They work in an exciting, hands-on environment where no two days of work are the same, so they should welcome breaking out of the routine.

As with almost all engineering positions, Mississippi employers require a four-year degree in engineering; some prefer certification by a professional organization, as well.

  • Mechanical Engineer- $75,000

  • Cashier - $20,880

  • Waitress/Waiter - $20,770

  • Fast Food Workers - $20,770

  • Security Guard - $26,170

  • Private Sector - $41,600

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Training Opportunities

Electrical Engineering

Future Engineers living in South Mississippi, South Alabama, and Louisiana now have an affordable option for earning a world-renowned education close to home. The Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University is now offering three Bachelor of Science degrees in Gautier, Mississippi. Students may complete up to 64 hours of coursework at any community college or other institution of their choice before enrolling in the electrical, mechanical, or industrial and systems engineering programs in the Engineering on the Coast (EoC) program at MSU. Completion of the EoC program results in a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University. The classes will be offered in the Mississippi State facilities at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Gautier. The Coast campus houses five full time professors and offers specialized electives through remote learning opportunities.

Example of Class Types
General Chemistry, Calculus, Differential Equations, Engineering Mechanics
Day or Night Classes:
Contact for more information.

Pre-requisites required:
Applicants must meet Mississippi State University admission requirements.

Length of Program:
2 years

Summary of Program Requirements:
Applicants must meet Mississippi State University admission requirements.

Skills Needed
Mathematics, Problem-solving, Critical thinking, Attention to Detail

Mississippi State University


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