Career Options

For those majoring in mechanical engineering, there are a number of lucrative career paths after college.

Want to learn more about potential career opportunities for your major?  “What You Can Do with a Major In…?,” brought to you by the VMI Office of Career Services, provides an overview of a variety of occupation options. Enroll today in FOCUS 2 using the access code "keydet" to sign-up and start to explore your options after VMI.

Here are some examples of occupations that may interest you:

Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineer $112,010.00
Automotive Engineer $89,800.00
Cost Estimator $66,620.00
Energy Engineer $99,250.00
Fuel Cell Engineer $89,800.00
Industrial Designer $70,880.00
Materials Engineer $97,050.00
Mechanical Engineer $89,800.00
Mechatronics Engineer $102,460.00
Nuclear Engineer $105,950.00
Solar Energy Systems Engineer $99,250.00
Tool and Machine Designer $70,880.00

* Salary data provided by Focus2 and US Department of Labor (2022)

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