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Mechanical Engineers

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Take as many math and science classes as possible and participate in internships, co-ops, and volunteer opportunities to gain experience in the field. Personal qualities essential for mechanical engineers include the ability to think analytically, to solve problems, and to work with abstract ideas. Attention to detail is also important, as are good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in groups. Computer literacy is essential.

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