Btw. Required fields are marked *, I accept the Privacy Policy if( get_option( 'gdpr_consent_until_display' ) === '1' ){ ?>* for } ?> Industry Talk: Structural Optimization That Architects Don’t Hate One class that we look forward to about collaboration is this structural optimization session. I’ve got my exit plan, I’ve got a dream to make my hobby, photography, into a profession. A consistent thread seems to be that engineering should be abandoned as a career field. Oh man, it sounds like you work for one of the Megacorp. Feel free to email me or comment more here. Good luck! It was good when I was young, but it’s not a good fit when I got older. It’s good to save and invest right from the start. it’s been good to just do the technician level work and keep cashing the checks. I think the corporate culture really killed off many good engineers. It’s great to look forward to going to work. More and more on a daily basis it feels like I took the wrong turn 8years ago when I had to chose between Medicine and Engineering. Graduated Engineering. After 3 years, I was in the office so little that I had no chance to make the political connections or relationships with the right people required for management consideration. At my job, there’s the same old men, writing programs and eating the same leftover lunch every day. The first 7 years where challenging and rewarding. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Consequently, I didn’t put much effort into them. Another footnote on health care … DO NOT GO TO PHARMACY SCHOOL! It was a huge shift going from high school to university. Our goal is to retire by 45 years at least. Do what you need to for your health, but one thing I haven’t seen in this advice is something you absolutely need to know: being an engineer is nothing like being an engineering student. I quit my job as a lead web dev’r recently. Medicine is rapidly changing and a lot of docs think not for the better. I was terrible with the office politic. Elon Musk is a physicist, not an engineer making the dirty job.. Our relationship wasn’t that great anyway. So as for you, I do think we can just end this engineering stuff quick since you’re already a 3rd year student, and after graduating, you can tell your parents that you would want to work temporarily just to save tuition to enroll yourself in Accounting. Medicine and finance are great careers too. Once upon a time I was naive and felt a loyalty to an employer, but now I know the truth; your employment only represents a credit/debit on a balance sheet and you are expendable. However, after about 5 years there, and similar good credentials, I could see things going south with this company. Remember my big brother always telling me about this major. I’m not sure why, but I’m not really interested in computers anymore. Most companies hire young ones because the interviewers are much more younger than you are and mostly on their early 30s. I am having a tremendous difficulty leaving school early as it seems like a bad excuse to pursue anything before completion. RB40, I am a young engineer working in the semiconductor industry. The job was still fun because I was learning a ton of stuff and had many friends at work. There are too many people who are doing things for $200 that should cost $1000. I think this happens to a lot of engineers. However,none of you should complain. (I don’t even know what it was.) Clearly, being buddies with your team leads helps. Your perception of engineering career is that of a typical “Employee Engineer” who is just receiving his fat pay cheques, perks and bonuses etc — with such poor perception you might have as well worked for the public sector, an administrative boring job with a government agency – counting your days to your publicly funded government pension plan. Your future as an engineer seems boundless in the sense that you don’t see the endpoint to your learning – you just want to get better at your job and reach some sort of summit. Of course, they were shocked but I’m still lucky coz they understood me which I thought they won’t if I will talk to them. No, punishments are always global while promotions and rewards are on personal level. Then just find a part time to cover monthly cost as I won’t have to invest anymore. I’m sorry you went through so much with your job. IMO, it’s not that much different. I would just add that I totally agree with you here. Typical Steps to Licensure for Graduates of Accredited Engineering Programs in the US. I guess I shouldn’t complain as I’m paid well yet I’m constantly brainstorming for what other new careers/small businesses I can start. Once this occurs (and it doesn’t take long), the engineering career paths in those firms goes downhill fast. Why are you asking me what to do? Ever since when I was a kid I always watch my dad doing Construction (but he’s not a Construction worker or what) but he knows how to work in construction. Evening meetings with Shanghai teams, zero design work, meetings, meetings, meetings. So I tried my best to allow me to go back In engineering. And like RetireBy40 is saying, I probably would’ve spent all my money trying to make myself happier. And still took chemical engineering. I am currently the Engineering Maintenance Manager andddd I hate it (strong word but yes). The next 10% gets no raise, even if they are underpaid w/in their pay level. As I near the age of 80, I notice a subtle difference within weeks of my memory and mental state after being on the new job after a few weeks. I worked for Computer Computer in Singapore from 1989 to 1993 as an Industrial Engineer. I have no wish to go into a leadership/management role yet I’m not sure if I can remain in a developer role for much longer. It’s as if corporate & academic America control the press/media and the ppl actually working in the field have no say on what gets reported to the general public. Very few of my coworkers did as well. Thus more of the older folks become “full-time direct consultants” rather than the go-to guys. Much of art installation and framing is about problem-solving and spatial thinking, so I’m thinking of returning to school for an engineering degree. The following two tabs change content below. For me I’d rather die than continue doing the mind numbing work I do now, sitting at a computer for 8 hours and being in 20-25 meetings and conference calls a week is not for me and never will be. I can’t imagine still working 40 years from now! They end up in management positions over time. That might be a way to get back into engineering. I think I’m going to have to respectfully disagree here. Two of the engineers are over 70 (one just retired last week) and they have no one in my age bracket (30-40) to keep them going. It was the same for me. That’s too bad because most of us hates politic. Architects imagine, design and draw what a building will look like completed then an engineer will figure out make it work in reality. 2 months isn’t that long in the grand scheme of thing. Just be good at your job and go with the flow. The next 20% (in terms of performance) get around 1% above inflation for their raise – they are just barely keeping up with inflation! I’ve been at megacorp for 18 years and am now a manager. I’m not sure I want that. Anyway, I tried to learn more about computers at every opportunity. I enjoyed solving technical problems and didn’t have to worry about any of the corporate politics. If you only have a year left, maybe it’s better to grind it out. We all know the rules of the game in medicine, a PA is not independent. I hope things go well with you as you will go through many transitions soon. It was great fun in the beginning, but I wasn’t able to evolve to fit the job expectation. Good luck! Almost all of my science subjects in high school – especially chemistry, oh god – just confused me. I also searched about the career I was going to pursue and I envisioned myself successful in that path. Nobody will hire you as entry level because they think that you will bolt for the first better paying job that comes along (and they would be quite right in thinking this). I’ve already invested a lot of money and time to be here. Graduated from a state univ summa, and started out with structures in 99. I have not discussed this matter with them as of writing as I am yet to be sure about making the shift. In fact, I’m so committed that I actually wrote a 15-chapter series slamming various aspects of the discipline. Indefinite My wife has been the stay at home mom and her fulltime earning potential is only 1/5th my current salary. One guy from Analog Devices said he is enjoying to come into the company still in his 70s for a day a week to do some funny design and programming, just because he likes it. I had to learn a new expertise and it was difficult. I am a sophomore in college studying civil engineering. I love reading, and I’ve always felt writing would be a natural extension of my personality. Good luck to you too. Of course I want to earn and save enough money but I want to see my kids grow when I get married and have kids. . Everything happens for a reason and God will not put you in that situation for nothing. They want you to travel. I already am a qualified Java SE6 professional programmer by Oracle,so PHP is not that hard for me(at the moment),and study to obtain the mysql5 associate certification. So, I’ve cut my hours down to half time at work (I do have a great manager! Save up and move on to something else. I know ppl working in all of the aforementioned places in a technical capacity and none of them complain about stress and constant free (but expected) overtime. 6 Months ” . Recently I was in a class, my mind wandered from the teacher’s discussion. I’m sure you made the right choice for you, though. Thanks for reading and any comment would be greatly appreciated. My family actually thought that I will not graduate cos I really don’t know what I really want. My friend got no raise, and 1-2 months later won a huge corporate award for the work he did during that same period! I have been doing a lot of soul searching about this subject this past week and I feel like this is the best thing for me mentally right now. These are smart guys, but become victims of ageism in some respects. And you know what that means … uncompensated overtime for the full timer. Engineers saves this planet yes, but not as an individual but as community. With my background I have a few questions I want to ask. . To be honest, I have the same experience. I decided to invest in the stock market cause I see that for all companies I worked you are just a number and the only thing that matter is the money… that thing that happen to your boss is shit, but its how companies work… money money money. T, I just wanted to check-in. That way you can control your hours. If you can get a comprehensive background, that can be golden. That said, maybe after your fatherhood-sabbatical, you can find your second-wind and find something else that works for you. He has taken a pretty substantial pay cut and the new job is extremely stressful as they took him out of the position he was hired for and made him responsible for many, many tasks (including failure analysis for the whole fab on all shifts) . I have met two former engineers who went into real estate and never looked back. I really wanted to pursue creative writing, but I started to love ChE, and decided to pursue it. I would rather figure out a problem than pay attention to the finances. As of now, I can’t assure you that the result is good. I was tired of the abuse. Whether you are an engineer or accountant, you shouldn’t think it will stay the same for 40 years. He is an engineer and I am in accounting/finance. As someone who gave up such a technical career, what advice would you give to someone that just wants to be more on the B to C side of things? Spending hundreds of hours even more in MATLAB trying to configure complex Power networks using Newton-Raphson equations etc,has turned absolutely useless and waste of time. Meanwhile, develop some skills on the things you’re interested in. We picked our careers so early in our lives and we change as we get older. When I was young, I thought the hours wasn’t that bad. It is much more complete than either article's list, and the natural place for such a list. You’ll get a big pay cut though. I enjoy being a writer way more. Until my mom and my dad suggested that I take a course in engineering instead. So they gave me a chance. This information may also need to be provided to Building Control in order to comply with Building Regulations or, depending on the scale of the renovation, to Planning Officials in order to obtain planning permission. I can’t remember how many different managers I’ve had due just to reorgs alone. For some reasons, I majored in ECE. Anyway, people change career a few times these days. Doesn’t look very promising from what I’ve read here and elsewhere on the internet. All of these so called "cost savings" were made with actual knowledge of the "problematic soils." I left the job too, and be exactly great-full to be with my kids. Maybe your husband can find a different job while the economy is good. . I’ve been looking to get out of IT for years now. I struggle on how to advise my 16 year old getting to prepare for the working world . I do agree that using myself as an example is fuzzy because while I was handily supporting myself for over ten years when I quit the workforce, the whole idea of being financially independent early hadn’t occurred to me. “The difference in difficulty between high school and the university was too much for lots of people.”. As much as I enjoyed it then, I am not willing to go back to a fast paced high pressured environment like my first job nor am I willing to shift and try out a different engineering industry because I am sure 1 – 2 years down the line I will reach exactly the same state. Now, Iam 5th yr student. (one of the reason’s I became an engineer) I always saw myself being an engineer who could work with a team of other individuals to accomplish a goal and develop a novel product from the ground up. In a way, having that two way communication was a great aspect of my career. I’m a Mechanical Engineering student in my first semester of my third year. How many wealthy entrepreneur engineers can you name? Good luck! At the same time, I feel like I’ve become that person that they always wanted me to be because that’s what I had been doing for my entire life. It’s the stupidest way you can possibly generate income! Phd’s were laid off the year before me (especially those over 40, which most were). Hi, just discover your blog. When he goes off to preschool, I’ll definitely put more effort into self employment or perhaps a part time job. All 6 were divorced by their spouses and still had to pay child support. Thanks for sharing. The presenters will show how structural engineers can use optimization tools like generative design to better collaborate with architects and set clearer expectations for what’s possible and what’s not. Remember your parents sacrifices for you to be able to go to college always remind yourself. If most young adults are certain of there future then consider me one that isn’t. Join to Connect ROV Consulting Inc. We, as Engineering students, we must pursue our dreams and don’t give up on what you teally want. She’s planning to retire soon, though. It’s a terrible career field. Right now, due to the pharmacist glut, ~20% can’t get jobs after graduation. When I look at job postings for ECE they just all look boring. Also I forgot to mention I will have to serve in the military if I give up on the engineering grad school (that’s how it works in Korea. I was a software engineer, now a manager. At least these people are in better physical shape than most engineers. We have debts from previous houses, etc. Life is short. That’s great to hear. I hope you made the right decision. One needs to keep in mind the safety, technical, economic and environmental aspects in mind while catering to the social factors and aesthetic beauty as well. You see, a nurse or a PA gets paid to see patients. After graduation, I taught in a comunity college while finishing my graduate degree. I do have a business degree as well, but prefer the engineering side of things. After that for two years in G.E taking up Qualifying Exam where you gonna chose what major you’re taking up and if you’re qualified enough for that particular field. People who are above the middle of the pay level mostly get no raise – they are “fully compensated” in that pay level (but if they get promoted tot he next level, they are at much greater risk of being laid off! My husband has been an engineer since graduating in 1991. I hate NCEES. Also, a music degree made me a better engineer as music develops the mind. * The deterioration of wages due to outsourcing and H1-B workers. But I can’t strongly assert enough that potential engineers entering college really study their potential industry, the trade offs of being an engineer (good pay and benefits, fascinating work and problems, bad job security in some fields, and definitely bad environments for your health overall). I even waited for the time that I would just failed everything so that I could change courses but at that time I don’t know what should I be shifting to. From what I understand, there are still a lot of jobs for ECE and CS engineers. I am working part time right now on a retail store ( not IT ), so not to get bored. I worked with some PE when I was there. My $400 laptop works well enough and I, like most regular people, don’t really care about the next snazzy upgrade. Learn how your comment data is processed. I was pretty much thrown in the deep end because my technical experience was non-existent (there is really not much you can learn in the short span of vacation work). Not sure what to do………………. Sorry to hear that. Engineering is not a novelty profession that could be done without any more than modern medicine is a novelty compared to herbal medicine. For a while, it was a dream job. If willing to move, there are oodles of defense jobs around Maryland and of course DC. And in my field, we’re a technology integrator, so if I want to dive deep into something I can most likely, and if I want to generalize and focus on high level stuff, I can too. When a basketball player get injured and quit. I worked for over 10yrs in two companies. If you got confused well I’m sorry for that. I butted heads with my managers for a 5-7 years over this, telling them I just wanted to design things. I don’t think I’m cut out to be a manager, though (I’ve only led small 3-5 person groups). I met some of the smartest people in my life while working there, and to this day I love all (or at the least most) of the engineers there. In fact you might will understand the field of Design/Analog Verification of ICs, which I am currently in and have been working in this field for 4 years now. So far, no errors in all those years of operations. Some people still love it after 20 years and that’s good for them also. There’s more to come and I cant wait to have my diploma, standing in front of the people, and I say that, I’m an engineer!! That will give you more options later on. He has physical issues that have manifested in the last few weeks that are signs that is really bothering him. I noticed at Collins, that one unit of work has to be done with one lead designer plus 3 juniors, instead of one individual contributor. I was told a larger company would be easier to work for but based on the forum, I am not sure. If I end up in one of the many, frequent layoffs that happen in the IT world, I’m never going back. I even envy you because you really know right from the start what you really want. I’ll tell my brother to look into it. What all i want to get a structured growth,peaceful life and less stress. And I doubt I will like it if I do get one. I just left Intel after 17 years as a design engineer. However, instead of being promoted, I fell in the trap of political fight in the corporate. I also like volunteering for the same reason (mental challenges) and meeting new people. After about 3 or so years I had already lost interest in everything…I used to read up on the latest computer/tech news and now I honestly just don’t care about engineering or tech or any of it. Also, I promised my wife that we would settle down some day and stay in one place for longer than four years. You can get a Computer Science degree and take all the PT requirement classes too. I know so many people whose lives have fallen apart (divorce, sickness, etc) because they sold their soul to their job. Structural Engineer found the articles, information, and resources on this page helpful. Good luck! Even so, it would mean 60 to 80 hour weeks, so I am not sure I want that, but like I said, it probably will not happen. Been emphasizing my publications and the few patents I have, yet no dice. There is no way for me then to work as an engineer,and I gave up. Sometimes, I still miss my busy schedule. I almost think I should just find something outside of engineering for my first job and veer into something else for a career where I could utilize my engineering skills but in a different way. Would it be worth it when engineering job do not fit my lifestyle, interest, and talent? Back in high school, I learned how to pass subjects even when I despise the subjects. Don’t forget to check out the comments to see more diverse views. I hope this helps. This is great for me because it creates both technical and leadership potential opportunities. It’s hardly surprising then that chemical engineers are known as ‘universal engineers’. While a number of factors went into the IOC’s decision to award the Games to Tokyo, the proposed National Stadium surely helped sway the jury’s decision. The topic seems to be as fresh as back than when the original postings were done. I am a structural engineer and generally enjoy it but the pay is not commensurate with the responsibility and liability. Yeah, it’s not that bad to work a lot of hours when you’re young. You already had one scary episode and you don’t want to repeat that. Read more. I’ve seen some of what you’re talking about though, with the expectations changing as engineers get more senior. I’m considering getting back into the more high stress world of engineering because I have zero stimulation in my job (a monkey could do what I do), and my family’s needs are growing. Elon Musk says engineering is everything. I’m pretty sure there’s something which could match your background. He’s a civil engineer who retired in his 30s. I am an embedded engineer of 10+ years. I flipped a coin between civil- and mechanical engineering, and chose M.E., as it’s the most versatile if I ever find a need to change jobs. Just save and invest as much as you can when you’re young. . Good luck. Thanks for visiting! Not to everybody, but to a lot. Seems like you’ve put in a lot of time in your education and experience, and I’m sure there are other’s who’d pay for your knowledge. To those for whom work is the end, success is often found in working longer and harder than those around you. I am now 55 and still working as a contractor for engineering companies. At least it was only 5 years to get my MS. A career last much longer than that. Good luck! What would you do if you were in Richard's position? Lots of companies (at least in my field of software engineering) say there is a career path for engineers that don’t want to go into management. Studying engineering was an ordeal. I still consider myself retired. And then she added up “If you feel you’re not really meant for that and found what you really want and passionate about then take up the program you really want in college, go study again but in your own expenses hahaha” and I said of course and I told her but before that I want to give you back, to my big bro and to my second parents the things that you deserve I will buy a house for us because we don’t have actually called “home” we just live there. If I’m wrong, I might be looking for a job in a couple years :p. Your points echo what I have been feeling for the last couple of years. Aviation is sinking in general, and the in the engineering there is no ‘middle.’ Everyone is 25+ year career or an intern/entry level. If you’re working full time and being a mom, you’ll be too tired to do anything else. It is all about how you fit in the internal company politics schemes and opposing forces in the management. Design Capacity Tables for Structural Steel A must-have set of design guides if you want to be a structural engineer (and you hate writing out the Euler buckling formula). At this point, I am doing more leadership in design – and it is what I want to be doing. 2. If you were an engineer, chances are, outside of a handful of contracting positions, most jobs (including 1099 ones), are on a full time basis. We may receive a referral fee if you sign up through the links on Retire By 40. He was probably high when he said that. Luckily, we have a couple of years worth of money we can siphon off of our IRA’s, but at 51, do I really want to do that? I feel so similar as a former ME and now stay-at-home dad. Then after 2 yrs, I never failed. There have been some stressful times in my career but really they were self generated due to fear of job loss or pointless ambition. Back in high school I was good in numbers and communication. Also Korea has a much worse work environment than the US, with crazy work ethics that require “voluntary” overtime work(60~100 hrs a week), not enough salary (50k~ for PhD holders), and other factors. It was a policy in my University that I enrolled for two years taking all general engineering subjects like algebra, plane and spherical trigonometry where my first subject failed , and minors like humanities and so on. Upper management should be the most understanding of this short term “it’s just business” mindset. Also try to find different ways to make extra money on the side if possible. By the way, if you have eaten at Panda Express lately, know that eatery was started by an electrical engineer. On this particular show, they said Arduino had too many abstraction layers to be useful. I started looking for a new job, but I am exhausted bet getting better. I had many different technical roles in my time, but construction industry was the longest stretch by far. 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