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80 Associates's Degrees Annually
284 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#137 in Popularity (Associate's)
$58,240 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Mechanical Engineering Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many mechanical engineering related technologies/technicians, other graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 403
Bachelor’s Degree 284
Associate’s Degree 80
Undergraduate Certificate 7

What Other Mechanical Engineering Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to other ME tech and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Other ME Tech Majors

Other ME Tech majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills for Other ME Tech Majors

A major in other ME tech prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities for Other ME Tech Majors

As a other ME tech major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

What Can You Do With a Other Mechanical Engineering Major?

People with a other ME tech degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Automotive Engineering Technicians 5.0% $56,250
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 5.0% $56,250

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Other Mechanical Engineering?

80 Associate's Degrees Annually
11% Percent Women
19% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major attracts more men than women. About 89% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other ME tech majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other ME Tech Students with Associate's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 65
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

How Much Do Other Mechanical Engineering Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to other ME tech is $58,240. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with other ME tech require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to other ME tech have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 3.7%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 18.3%
Some College Courses 4.4%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 29.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 38.3%
Master’s Degree 6.7%

Online Other Mechanical Engineering Programs

In 2018-2019, 37 schools offered a other ME tech program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 11 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 7 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 17 1
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 11 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Other Mechanical Engineering Worth It?

The median salary for a other ME tech grad is $58,240 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 46% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $366,800 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other ME tech.

Major Number of Grads
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 4,371
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician 1,302
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 1,139

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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