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Reasons to be an Engineer

Looking to make a case for your career choice to others? Here are some tidbits that washed up out of the web, all providing reasons for becoming an engineer.

  • Studying engineering brings prestige.
  • It sets you up for professional success.
  • Engineering lets you work with other professionals such as lawyers, doctors, and government officials.
  • You’ll never be out of a job.
  • Engineers have a huge impact on the world.
  • The profession provides many opportunities to travel the world.
  • You’ll be ready for any problem.
  • You’ll help to create the future, rather than react to it.
  • It brings financial security.
  • Engineers have opportunities for rapid advancement in their companies.
  • Almost every company needs some type of engineer.
  • You can live wherever you want.
  • Engineers frequently have high levels of responsibility and autonomy.
  • You get a chance to improve the world.
  • You can use your creativity every day.
  • You’re always learning new things.
  • You’ll be ready for any problem.
  • You’ll learn how to make awesome things.
  • High salaries can be expected for your entire career.
  • Earn the respect of the title.
  • Never be out of a job.
  • It’s hands-on, fun work.
  • You’ll have the chance to work in different departments.

I couldn’t find my two favorite reasons: Challenging and interesting work. And you get to meet some of the smartest people in the world.

So what are your top reasons for being an engineer? What makes it such a rewarding and enjoyable career for you?

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