Career Planning Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer? Take This Quiz to Find Out By Dawn Rosenberg McKay Updated August 03, 2016 Share Pin Email Career Planning Career Choices Basics Skills and Training Self-Assessment Job Search Tips Evaluating Job Offers Job Loss Workplace Tips Work Balance Labor Laws and Rights View All 1. Your parents asked you to organize their messy record collection. You: Betsie Van der Meer / Stone / Getty Images start tossing them in the trash. begin to neatly stack them against the wall. buy a crates to keep them in. But have to go back to the store because they don't fit. calculate how much space they will take up and find good storage options online. 2. In which of these subjects did you do best? Stuart Kinlough / Ikon Images / Getty Images Painting and pottery. Recess and lunch. Language arts and history. Science and math. 3. You can't wait to tell your BFF what happened. But when you tell her: Caiaimage/Sam Edwards / Caiaimage / Getty Images My BFF seemed to understand. But she asked me to clarify. My BFF loved my story. My BFF interrupted me. She had trouble following my story. My BFF looked puzzled. I have trouble telling stories. 4. 4 movies premiere today. You have money to see one. Which do you pick? Michael Blann / DigitalVision / Getty Images Try to borrow money from someone so I can see all four! Eeeny meeny miny moe... I read the reviews and then decide which one I will like best. Will see the sequel to a movie I saw and loved. I hope it's good. 5. Which picture looks most like you when someone tells you a story? 6. You have 3 projects due on the same date. How do you handle it? I estimate how much time I'll need for each one, then make a to-do list. I make a schedule that gives equal time to all three projects. I beg for extra time on two of them. I'll do the first, then the second and then the third. And hope to have enough time. 7. Your teacher assigns an extremely dense novel. How do you react? Why bother reading the book when I can watch the movie. I plan to start the book now. I may have to reread parts I don't understand at first. I will try to read the book and I'll ask my teacher for help if I don't understand it. I will skim through the book. I hope that will be enough. 8. What is the lowest acceptable median salary range? Blend Images - REB Images / Brand X Pictures / Getty Imgages $83,001 -$102,000 $102,001-$121,000 $121,001-$140,000 $140,001-$160,000 9. What is the highest level degree you are willing to earn? Thomas Barwick / DigitalVision / Getty Images High School or Equivalency Diploma Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree in a Subject Related to Math or Science Bachelor's Degree in Engineering 10. Are you willing to take a written exam to get a state-issued license? trenchcoates / E+ / Getty Images No. Possibly Probably Definitely Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer? You got: Don't Become an Engineer Chris Whitehead / The Image Bank / Getty Images According to your answers, you don't have most of the qualities needed to be an engineer. You may also be unwilling to fulfill all the requirements. You must enjoy solving technical problems using your science and math abilities. You also need excellent reading comprehension skills. Excellent listening and speaking skills are vital to working successfully on a team. Critical thinking skills will allow you to solve complex problems and strong time management skills will help you complete projects. Engineers need a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, but a few employers will accept one in a related subject. A state-issued license is required to work with the public. You will have to pass an exam. Engineers earn a median annual salary that ranges from $83,000 to $102,000 depending on the branch you choose. Share Your Results Share Pin Tweet Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer? You got: Engineering Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice Ezra Bailey / Taxi Getty Images You have some of the qualities you need to succeed as an engineer, but you're missing too many of them to make this a good option. Other careers would be more suitable. You must enjoy solving technical problems using science and math skills and the ability to think critically. Excellent reading comprehension skills are also necessary. Good speaking and listening skills are crucial since engineers work on teams. Strong time management skills will help you complete projects efficiently. You should earn a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering if you want to become an engineer, but a few employers will accept a degree in a related subject. If you want to work with the public, you have to pass an exam to get a state-issued license. Engineers' median annual salaries range from $83,000 to $102,000 depending on the branch in which they work. You should look for a career that better utilizes your strengths and has requirements you are willing to fulfill. Share Your Results Share Pin Tweet Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer? You got: You Might Make a Good Engineer John Wildgoose / Caiaimage / Getty Images To succeed as an engineer, you should enjoy using your knowledge of math and science to solve technical problems. You need strong speaking and listening skills and strong critical thinking skills. You must have excellent reading comprehension skills and know how to manage your time effectively. You seem to have most of these soft skills, but not all. Once you figure out where your weaknesses lie, you can decide how to acquire whatever you are lacking. To become an engineer, you will have to earn a Bachelor's Degree in engineering. A few employers will accept a degree in a related area. If you want to work with the public, you will have to take a licensing exam. Engineers' median annual salary ranges from $83,000 to $102,000 depending on the branch you choose. Before you invest your time, learn everything you can about being an engineer. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews with working engineers to get an inside look at this occupation. Share Your Results Share Pin Tweet Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer? You got: You Were Born to Be an Engineer Hero Images / Hero Images / Getty Images Congratulations! You chose your career well. According to your answers, you have all, or almost all, of the soft skills you will need to succeed as an engineer. These strengths include excellent speaking, listening, critical thinking and reading comprehension skills. Engineers must also be able to manage their time well. You will have to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. Some employers will accept a degree in a related subject. Expect a median annual salary that may range from $83,000 to $102,000, depending on what branch of engineering you choose. You will need to get a professional license if you want to work with the public. That requires passing a written exam. While the results of this quiz indicate being an engineer is a good choice for you, learn all you can about it before you make a final decision. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews with people who currently work in this field. Share Your Results Share Pin Tweet Up Next Up Next Article Careers in Engineering With or Without a Bachelor's Degree Up Next Article What to Do With a Degree in Economics Up Next Article What is an Agricultural Engineer? Up Next Article What Does a Computer Hardware Engineer Do?