Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer?

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Updated August 03, 2016

2. In which of these subjects did you do best?

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5. Which picture looks most like you when someone tells you a story?

8. What is the lowest acceptable median salary range?

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9. What is the highest level degree you are willing to earn?

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10. Are you willing to take a written exam to get a state-issued license?

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Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer?

You got: Don't Become an Engineer

I got Don't Become an Engineer. Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer?
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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.

Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer?

You got: Engineering Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Engineering Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice. Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer?
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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.

Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer?

You got: You Might Make a Good Engineer

I got You Might Make a Good Engineer. Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer?
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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.

Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer?

You got: You Were Born to Be an Engineer

I got You Were Born to Be an Engineer. Quiz: Should You Become an Engineer?
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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.

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