• Question: whats it like being an engineer

    Asked by 595heah26 to Bobby, Claire B, Claire C, David, Veasna on 7 Mar 2017. This question was also asked by Shane, nugget, ega95.
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      Claire Brougham answered on 7 Mar 2017:

      Engineers often have interesting jobs, so we don’t end up doing the same thing every day. Engineers are generally well respected as we have specialist knowledge. We tend to get asked to solve problems or figure things out, and that helps everyone on the project or in the company. That’s the common thing among engineers, but then depending on what type of engineer you are, the area you work in can be different. Mechanical engineers tend to work in the most diverse areas, whereas civil or structural engineers only deal with construction of roads, bridges, buildings, waterways. There are always jobs for engineers, every kind of company needs engineers!

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      Veasna Sum-Coffey answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      I love being an engineer! I get to work on a project that I am very interested in. I like the challenge that comes with the job, and meeting new people all the time. Also, I get to travel to conferences and talk to people who are interested in the same thing I am. As a biomedical engineer, I get to design a biomaterial that will help to relieve someone’s pain/suffering.