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If you are interested in the mechanical engineering field, there are various career options available to you. While becoming a mechanical engineer traditionally requires a bachelor's degrees, other positions--such as engineering technician--can usually be started with a 2-year associate's degree in engineering technology.

Today, over 700 accredited engineering technology programs can be found throughout the U.S. Other possible career paths include becoming a machinist. Most machinists typically train at trade schools, taking courses in materials science, blueprint reading, mechanical drawing, physics, and more.

Some trade schools have arrangements with apprenticeship programs, allowing you to undertake paid shop training while completing your classroom instruction. For aspiring mechanical engineering technicians, you may take courses in mechanical design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and more.

Careers in the Field of Mechanical Engineering
Machinists typically use machine tools (like lathes and milling machines) to create precision metal parts. Production machinists produce large amounts of one specific part with extreme precision using CNC machines. These machines follow a computer program that controls the cutting speed and performs all of the necessary cuts. A CNC operator or programmer writes the actual instructions for the CNC machine, unless you're a machinist trained in CNC programming in which case you may write basic programs yourself.

You could also work as a mechanical engineering technician and help design, develop, test, and manufacture industrial machinery and other equipment. This might involve assisting in product tests, creating sketches, analyzing data, and estimating costs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, machinists earned an annual mean wage of $37,490 and mechanical engineering technicians earned $50,040.

Machinist Schools

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Lincoln College of Technology
Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.
CNC Machining & Manufacturing, Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology and more.
  • Indianapolis: 7225 Winton Drive Building 128 Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Nashville: 1524 Gallatin Road Nashville, TN 37206
  • Denver: 460 South Lipan Street Denver, CO 80223
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Ashworth College
Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.
Auto Mechanics, Motorcycle Repair, and more.
  • Norcross: Norcross, GA

Westwood College
Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.
Automotive Technology (A), and more.
  • Denver: 7350 North Broadway Denver, CO 80221

Gear up for a better future at WyoTech.
Advanced Automotive Diagnostics, Automotive Technology, Motorcycle Technology and more.
  • Fremont: 200 Whitney Place Fremont, CA 94539
  • Long Beach: 2161 Technology Place Long Beach, CA 90810

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
Get hands-on training with South Texas Vocational Technical Institute.
Automotive Service Technician, and more.
  • San Antonio: 734 SE Military Rd. San Antonio, TX 78216

UEI College
UEI College continues to uphold its mission by providing students with the skills and knowledge.
Automotive Technician, and more.
  • Gardena: 661 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247

Penn Foster Schools
Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.
Auto Repair Technician, Motorcycle Repair Technician, Small Engine Repair and more.
  • Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

Stratford Career Institute
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Auto Mechanics, Small Engine Repair, and more.
  • : , PA 94404

Advanced Technology Institute
Get your career in gear at Advanced Technology Institute.
Automotive Technology - Diploma, Diesel/Heavy Vehicle Technology - Associate's, Diesel/Heavy Vehicle Technology - Diploma and more.
  • Virginia Beach: 5700 Southern Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Vatterott College
  Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.
Automotive Technology, Diesel Mechanic, and more.
  • Kansas City: 8955 E. 38th Terrace Kansas City, MO 64129
  • Wichita: 8853 E. 37th Street North Wichita, KS 67226
  • Saint Louis: 12970 Maurer Industrial Drive Saint Louis, MO 63127
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