Albert Einstein once said, “Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been!”. Engineering is important. It is also challenging and exciting. They use models provided by science combined with innovative thinking to solve problems and create new designs that benefit humanity and make the world a comfortable place to live in. With that said, here are 10 reasons why one must take up Engineering:
1. Studying engineering brings prestige:
Everyone knows how much effort is required to qualify as an engineer. They are also well aware of the sacrifices engineering students have to make during their studies. So the element of respect comes naturally. Without engineers anything from light bulbs to solar panels wouldn’t have been possible.
2. It sets you up for professional success
Your entire thought process changes. You learn how to think like an engineer. You acquire logical thinking and critical analysis skills. Decision-making skills are improved. You become more objective and less emotional when it comes to work. All of these skills are greatly needed in the professional world, in any field. So, engineers tend to do better no matter which sector they choose, and they also tend to make good managers. Surveys reveal that Engineering is the most common undergraduate degree among CEO’s all over the world.
3. It brings financial security
If you are the kind of person who dreams of a lavish and exuberant lifestyle or simply longs for a better future for your kids, then engineering is for you. The majority of educational think-tanks, blogs and news portals rate engineering as one of the top-paid degree programs. To be exact, engineering programs take up almost 40% of the slots in the top 10 paying majors’ lists. The most prominent and lucrative engineering disciplines are chemical, computer, electrical, nuclear and petroleum engineering. Average starting salaries are about US$60k, with the potential to reach US$180k as your career progresses!
4. You get a chance to improve the world
It feels really wonderful when you know that you are actually positively contributing something to society. Words cannot describe the feeling when someone looks at a newly constructed bridge and says, “I built that bridge.” If you ever get a chance to ask an engineer about his/her work, notice how they beam with pride when talking about their contribution in creating something new, even if it is as simple as a “like” button on a website (see above – you know what to do ).
5. You’ll be ready for any problem
No one is saying that once you are done with the engineering degree, you will not encounter any more problems or difficulties in your life. You will. Probably even tougher than the ones faced during your degree! But at the same time, you will have acquired the skills and the confidence to deal with any kind of problem. You will know exactly how to go about it, and where to hit it. No problem – no matter how big – will seem insurmountable. In fact, you will start viewing every problem as a challenge and an opportunity to grow.
6. Chance to Explore the World
A major perk of engineering is you get a chance to explore the world. Given the wide range of opportunities worldwide, an engineer gets a good opportunity to shift around and explore the world. You can get to work on sites, dig mines, petroleum wells across the nations, and develop infrastructures of cities. The only profession that feeds both your ambitions and desires!
7. Job Flexibility
Even a bachelor’s degree in engineering provides you ample scope and flexibility in the job market. It might be a harsh truth but an engineering graduate can settle with any job in the corporate sector. Following passion and achieving goals is on one side, but having a steady job that feeds you and keeps you going is definitely a good starter.
8. Option to Choose from Several Branches
Taking engineering as a career provides a wide range of branches to choose from. One can choose to study any course and develop a career from it. And now with growing needs and technological advancements, there is no limit to bringing out your creativity and being productive once you enter engineering!
With the tough competition and growth in the technological market, engineers easily get high paying salaries. This enables you to lead a good lifestyle and provides you basic facilities in medical and insurance sector. In today’s world that follows, “May only the best man win” motto, having a stable financial aid and insurance is a lot to ask for.
10. Enjoy your work.
Engineers absolutely enjoy the work they do! There is nothing that brings more happiness than having job satisfaction! Its always good to follow the quote,” My goal is to create a life I don’t need a vacation from!” .
Just remember, ” You’ve got what it takes to become an engineer, but it will take everything you’ve got!”. Hope this article has given sufficient motivation to get off the couch and finish that project they’ve been procrastinating about!
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