Business in Your Home
Small Business Ideas
Consumer Information
Health Information
Advertising Ideas
Mail Order
Legal Forms
Career Descriptions
U.S. CPSC Recalls
U.S. FDA Recalls

GoogleSearch our entire site below!
Web www.exchangenet.com

Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers are concerned with the use, production, and transmission of mechanical power and heat. They design and develop power-producing machines such as internal combustion engines, steam and gas turbines, and jet and rocket engines. They also design and develop power-using machines such as refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, robots, machine tools, materials handling systems, and industrial production equipment.

The work of mechanical engineers varies by industry and function. Many specialties have developed within the field; they include motor vehicles; energy conversion systems; heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning; instrumentation; and special machines for industries such as petroleum, rubber, plastics, and construction.


Mechanical engineers held about 231,000 jobs in 1990. Over 3 out of 5 jobs were in manufacturing--most in the machinery, transportation equipment, electrical equipment, and fabricated metal products industries. career and engineering consulting services and government agencies provided most of the remaining jobs.

Job Outlook

Employment opportunities for mechanical engineers are expected to be good. Their employment is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupation through the year 2000 as the demand for machinery and machine tools grows and industrial machinery and processes become increasingly complex. Mechanical engineers also will be needed to develop new energy and defense systems. Despite this expected employment growth, however, most job openings will result from the need to replace mechanical engineers who transfer to other occupations or leave the labor force.

Sources of Additional Information

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 345 E. 47th St., New York, N.Y. 10017.


 if you wish to link to this page to add to your web page content, you have our permission.  Please click here telling us how you used this page.
If you have additional information or wish to add your web page as a link to this page please contact us
here and give us the link and the title of this page.
If you wish to submit a new page submit your page
here and we will review your information for inclusion. 
Thank You


Information on this page is written by independent authors and intended for consideration purposes only.

ExchangeNet, CSC or it's employees cannot be held responsible for the use or misuse of this information.


Copyright 2005, CSC

Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical Engineers
 at Exchangenet
Change you life with 
Mechanical Engineers

Many More Career E-books