AddedSaturday, June 9, 2018 at 8:10 PM

I read the list of reasons why one should be an engineer and it sounded 100% like me. I never considered it before because I thought it was all math. Now I'm interested, but not sure where to start.

I'm an adult and have been wanting to go back to school to make a career change for a while. I already have a bachelor's degree in art, but of course that isn't very useful. I am kind of intrigued now by this career field, but there are so many options that I don't know where to begin. I figured I should pursue a second bachelor's, but are there lower level classes that I should try to start with in order to figure out what branch of engineering might be right for me? Thanks!
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  • Kate Fay , Verizon Wireless
    Answered Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:37 PM
    Hi Monika,
    I would suggest looking into what colleges you are looking to attend. Some colleges have intro to engineering classes that give you an overview of each type of engineering. This would help you decide which one you are most interested in. If this class is not an option, I would suggest looking at the course curriculum for each type of engineering. This way you can see what you classes peak your interests or classes you absolutely want to stay away from. 
    I would also suggest looking into what types of careers people in those disciplines go into. However, just because you get a degree in chemical engineering does not mean you are stuck in chemical engineering your whole career. Engineering teaches you a problem solving mindset and you can take that and apply it to many different fields. I studies mechanical engineering but am in a telecommunications/ technology field. I know engineers by study who have gone in finance, marketing, medicine and other fields.