Future prospects for mechanical engineers

Hi! My name is Michelle and I'm in my final year of school hoping to study engineering next year. I will do one general year and after that I will choose which discipline I will graduate with. At the moment I'm interested in Mechanical Engineering and thanks to this website I've learnt a lot about the day to day life of an engineer but I'm worried about job prospects. With the world becoming increasingly environmentally friendly I am worried about the impact that will have on the automotive and aeronautical sectors. Any thoughts? Also here in Ireland I don't think we have the best job opportunities for mechanical engineers. Other than America which other countries have a demand for Mechanical Engineers?
Thank you very much for helping!
posted by Michelle, Dublin, Ireland on February 16, 2014