Not all geeks………..Navy Mechanical Engineer

I am a Mechanical Engineer for the Navy. I first worked in Norfolk Virginia after graduating from Clemson University in my home state of South Carolina. Being an engineer for the Navy is an exciting job with lots of travel and interesting assignments.

The benefits are outstanding with four weeks off after three years of service. Oh yeah, I am civil service not active military so I could quit at any time. I do like my job and the people I work with very much. Working for the Navy I have been to San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Jacksonville, Key West, and Beaufort. I have been on many ships including Aircraft Carriers.

I didn’t want to work in a factory as many Engineers do and wanted an exciting career with lots of time off. This is my 3rd year doing this and it is still great.

Engineers get a bad reputation as being geeks but they are not all that way. As a matter of fact I would say that a third to a half are reall cool they just want to have a good life and enough money to support a family. I live in Charleston and enjoy the Southern Lowcountry life.

Engineering is a VERY hard curriculum but can be very rewarding with the right job.

PS: this is a list of the engineering professions from easiest to hardest as I see them:

Industrial, Civil, Environmental, Agricultural, Ceramic, Bioengineering, (Electrical & Mechanical tie depending on which one you are more comfortable with), Nuclear and Chemical (both very hard).