The accredited mechanical engineering program at Penn State Scranton prepares you for entering the mechanical engineering industry or going on to graduate school.
Career Opportunities for Mechanical Engineers
Mechanical engineering graduates go on to work in a diverse range of industries for large multinational companies and small local firms.
- research engineers
- biomedical equipment
- test engineer
- rocket engineer
- project manager
- sales engineer
Mechanical engineers also are well prepared to work as managers due to their broad backgrounds and creative problem-solving skills.
Engineering Job Outlook
According to US Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 10% from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 19,200 openings for mechanical engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Mechanical Engineer Pay
According to US BLS the median annual wage for mechanical engineers was $96,310 in May 2022.
Many US states and territories require professional licensure or certification to be employed.
Professional Engineer Exams
Pennsylvania requires that every engineer, with or without a college degree, must pass the Professional Engineer Examination in order to become registered as a professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Center for Business Development and Community Outreach at Penn State Scranton offers engineering exam review programs designed to prepare students for these exams.