So, what happens to people like me who pursue engineering?

<p>Hey OP, things can happen if you work hard. See: Nick</a> Vujicic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia</p>

<p>AggieEngineer: Point taken.</p>

<p>I guess I initially started this thread to grasp just how challenging an Engineer degree IS and what it takes. Although, I could have searched the forums for that information.</p>

<p>From what I grasp from searching the forums,certian engineering disciplines are harder than others</p>

<p>Civil Engineering doesn't get much harder than Calc 2(JOY, I can design roads for the rest of my life). While mechanical gets very challenging. Although, I have heard that a subject is easier if your intrested in it.</p>

<p>I think MRI or Nuclear Medicine might be better for me. I NEED people interaction in my job and running a MRI/Nuclear Medicine machines involves HEAVY math/physics and people interaction</p>

<p>If that is what you have grasped from searching these forums you need to keep looking. It gets a little harder than calc 2....</p>

<p>Due to the fact that your put dots after your sentence, I can't tell if your under-exagerating(I can't hear your tone of voice over the net).</p>

<p>Does it get supremly hard after Calc 2 or just a little hard?</p>

<p>I like learning Calculus concepts......but its semi hard for me.</p>

<p>The people here who have a brain DEVELOPED enough to learn Engineering REALLY don't know how good you got it!!!! Do you how much I would KILL to have a brain capable of understanding the physics and math to learn how a Car works?</p>

<p>Too bad I was born with a sub-par intellect!!!!!!! Be very thankful you have a brain capable of studying engineering. Some of us would do a lot for that brain!</p>

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Psh, you're all full of yourselves. If an idiot like me has lasted this long in engineering, anyone can if they put in the work unless you really were dropped on the head as a child.

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<p>There are exceptions to that also!</p>

<p>I hit my head by jumping out of a two story window at about the age of two(wasn't self-aware at that age) and had a lobotomy shortly after. Now that I'm mostly done with all the medical drama I'm considering on doing either a degree in electrical or material engineering. </p>

<p>From my experiences so far in college doing an engineering degrees just requires hard work, natural interest and strenght in science/mathematics, and reasonable social skills. If you're able to fulfill these requirements then you should be able to do well in an engineering degree.</p>

<p>Intresting, from what I gather, there is a shortage of engineers in America because people don't want to WORK for an engineering degree??</p>

<p>I swear lack of work ethic in Americans is probably what is influcening our down economy.</p>

<p>There are many reasons for the down economy but I don't believe that lack of work ethic is even remotley a cause. If anything, it was a ton of poor financial decisions in many areas that caused the cookie to crumble.</p>

<p>^^^^Meh, my under-developed,autistic brain can't argue with that.</p>

<p>Another question: It seems that engineers get screwed over by capitialism. In other words an Engineer gets paid less than a CEO despite the fact that:</p>

<p>-Being a CEO is not as intellectually challenging as becoming an engineer</p>

<p>Someone explain to me the justice in this?????? Why does the CEO get paid more than an Engineer?</p>

<p>The Engineers are the essence of society. Without engineers, modern society can't exist!!!</p>

<p>BTW just about to try and learn the power rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>

<p>If you look at the CEO's of many companies hiring engineers, you will find that many of them graduated with engineering degrees themselves.
Examples: Rex Tillerson CEO Exxon Mobile- b.s. civil engineer
David J. O'Reilly CEO Chevron (well apparently he retired as of this year)- b.s. ChemE
Edward Zander CEO Motorola- b.s. EE
Richard Templeton CEO Texas Instruments- b.s. EE</p>

<p>Thats just a start. These men were engineers, some working for many companies. They worked their way up the corporate ladder to where they are today. The hard work is getting there, and very few people can say that they made it all the way to CEO. Therefore, they deserve higher pay since they devoted their lives to maintaining and expanding the horizons of their companies. And I would be careful saying that it is not an intellectual job, these guys are by no means just the average because being "average" will not take you that far.</p>

<p>Ok, thank you for clarifying that. </p>

<p>I apologize that you are having to explain things to a moron :-(.</p>

<p>Anyway, it pretty much comes down to either Mechanical engineering or this:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.weber.edu/RadSci/Degrees_Programs/b_dms.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.weber.edu/RadSci/Degrees_Programs/b_dms.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>