Why Should I Become an Engineer?


Enquanto eu vasculhava a internet buscando algum assunto interessante referente a nossa área, encontrei um site sobre jovens engenheiras patrocinado pela Academia Nacional de Engenharia (National Academy of Engineering (NAE)) dos Estados unidos.

Lá existe uma pergunta muito bem explanada por elas:

Por que eu deveria me tornar um(a) engenheiro(a)?

Talvez esta seja uma pergunta que você já se fez… para te ajudar a exclarecer esta dúvida, transcrevo parte do texto original abaixo:

Why Should I Become an Engineer?

It is true that years of hard work are required to become an engineer, but after of four years of college studying engineering, you can make good money. In fact, engineering is one of the few fields that let you earn good pay after only four years. Right now, four years might sound like a long time, but it’s worth it. Consider it one of the best investment you can make. Besides, it’s not all about the money. Here’s a few other things you may want to consider:

Interesting Work
As shown on the first page, engineering is a very broad field. There are so many types of engineering, that there is bound to be one you find interest in. Since science and technology are constantly expanding, there will always be new problems to solve-you’ll rarely be bored. Unlike other jobs that require you to do the same thing over and over, the work of engineers greatly varies.

In engineering, you will find yourself constantly finding new ways to solve problems. If you truly want to be an engineer, the challenges you will face will just make things more interesting. Overcoming obstacles will help sharpen your mind, helping you deal with problems not only in engineering but in life as well.

In facing challenges, you will be encouraged to “think outside of the box” and explore new possibilities. This need to creativity makes engineering even more exciting.

Sense of Accomplishment
There’s no better feeling than the feeling that you accomplished something great. In engineering, you’re doing just that. Imagine looking at a bridge that you helped design or picking up a new invention that you created.

Helping Others
Engineering is all about making things people can use and making life better for everybody. As an engineer, you will be able to see that you’re actually making a difference in the world.

Para conhecer o site das jovens engenheiras: http://www.engineergirl.org/

Para conhecer o site do NAE: http://www.nae.edu/


Até a próxima,

Prof. Leandro


One Response to Why Should I Become an Engineer?

  1. Rafael Gomes disse:

    Parabéns Mestre! Essa reportagem é fantástica!

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