When I grow up, I want to be a mechanical engineer. I think mechanical engineering would be a good job for me to have because I like to figure things out and solve problems. To be a mechanical engineer you would have to go to college and get a degree in mechanical engineering. This would probably take about five years then I would have to possibly spend another four to five years to get a masters and Ph.D.
With a mechanical engineering degree, I would like to get a job at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Space has always fascinated me and having a job there would be amazing. Even if I didn't get a job at NASA, I would still like to have a job where I can problem solve and create things from the research I've done. I've also concluded that engineers make a good amount of money and that it would be easy to support a family with an engineer's salary.
I have done research with this job by using the internet and asking my family and friends about it. From what I understand, it is a fairly competitive field that I'm sure requires a lot of hard work. I know I could achieve it.
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