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Impressive math and science skills, as well as a good problem solving mind are just a few of the necessities of the study of engineering. One must put his best foot forward, attempting to render a guess often in life but as an engineer you have to do this scientific dance on a daily basis. Engineering is a combination of math and science, the culmination of the two results in a eloquent array of problems to be solved. Following one's extensive schooling in the study, a high level of responsibly is placed on the mind and body in the work place, yet it all pays off in the end with the satisfaction of a result in the initial problem and a handsom pay to go along with it. Engineering is often thought of as the most difficult study in college. Having to take the often unfathomable math and science courses puts a great deal of stress on the life of the college student. Many engineering students find the study far to difficult to complete, and end up changing their major in the early years of advanced schooling. If one has the metal stamina to receive their diploma it can take anywhere from two to six years, simply for a bachelors degree. In order to receive a bachelor's degree in engineering math and science courses must be taken in extravagance, geometry, multiple units of algebra, calculus, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, as well as biology, are just a few of the recommended and/or required courses. Although training is rigorous and difficult it all pays off in the end.

The intense training in college prepares a potential engineer to enter the field well trained and in extreme demand. Over the past several years, as well as in the future, the demand for employment in the engineering field is expected to rise well above average.

This demand for well educated engineers boosts the salary to ridiculous proportions. The salary of a college educated engineer varies by the specific field yet ranges from around Schultz 2 $38,000 to $68,400 for first year engineers to around $48,000 to well in the $100,000 to $200,000 and above for the highly experienced and well educated. The good pay couples along with the responsibility of solving problems, completing tasks, spending time on work sites, as well as often working 40+ hours a week. Yet, does it not pay off in the end? As I conclude, I think to myself do I really want to deals with the stress of the schooling and the responsibility of being forced to solve practically impossible problems on a daily basis? I have two more years to think about the joys of problem solving and the responsibility of getting it done and done right, yet the pay is good and background interests me and challenges my mind, and I think I like that.