OCCUPATION THESAURUS

MECHANICAL ENGINEER



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
Mechanical Engineering involves the study of motion, force, and energy. Engineers call upon their knowledge in this area by researching, designing, building, and maintaining mechanical tools, engines, machines, and large-scale plants and facilities. The products and systems created and developed by mechanical engineers is vast, from space shuttle vehicles to escalators to biomedical devices to power plants.

Their skills are needed in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, robotics, construction, oil and gas, utilities, and more—meaning there are many employment options for someone in this field.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
To work in this field, one must acquire a four-year mechanical engineering degree. Coursework leans heavily on advanced mathematics, calculus, chemistry, and physics.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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