Let’s face it, you’re smart. You passed science and math classes with flying colors, and you are the “go-to” when it comes to computer help. You probably took apart a lot of things in your childhood just to see how they worked. Now here you are, ready to literally build the future.
Engineering has a lot of positives. As suspected, student debt won’t be a concern since finding an engineering career with a starting salary less than $55,000 or an average salary less than $85,000 is more difficult than learning the RubixCube pattern. If money isn’t your driving factor, how about the 85% of engineers who are satisfied with their jobs*, despite longer workdays.
It’s the challenges every day that keep engineers and their ticking minds happy. So if you think you can hack it out with the best of them, brush the dust off that TI84 and get ready. It really is rocket science.*Evaluation Enginering, EE-Evaluation Engineering’s 2013 salary survey, http://www.evaluationengineering.com/articles/201308/work-life-balance-key-to-job-satisfaction.php
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI||61 : 1||13,270|
|Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI||21 : 1||24,033|
|Itasca Community College Grand Rapids, MN||42 : 1||1,062|
|Montcalm Community College Sidney, MI||49 : 1||1,529|
|Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI||15 : 1||3,570|
|Michigan Career and Technical Institute Plainwell, MI||198|
|Hope College Holland, MI||13 : 1||3,056|
|Aquinas College Grand Rapids, MI||18 : 1||1,600|