A degree in mechanical engineering can lead to an array of future careers across numerous industries. While some graduates begin careers as mechanical engineers (named the best engineering job by U.S. News & World Report in 2021), others use their widely applicable problem-solving and technical skills to pursue other paths. Many also go on to pursue an advanced degree in mechanical engineering or another field of study. The following is a list of the most common employers drawn from post-graduation surveys of recent bachelor's degree recipients (does not include master's and Ph.D. recipients).
48% of graduates who secured employment did so at 38 companies.
Top 9 employers (in order of hires)
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Daimler Trucks NA
Kenworth Truck Company
PAE Consulting Engineers
Quality Controls Corporation
Synapse Product Development
Tower Engineering Professionals
W.L. Gore & Associates
Source: CC@E Senior Surveys, 2017-2020