Televisions, cars, airplanes, buildings, the internet and washing machines are the examples of things we use nowadays that help to ease our daily tasks and chores. Those things are mostly invented and built by engineers, various types of engineers. Some types of engineers that are widely known are civil engineer, mechanical engineer, chemical engineer, software engineer, quantity surveyor and a lot more.
Those are the people who will keep the world developing and getting better in terms of accessibility and so on. In this article, I will share some of the benefits that you will get if you work as an engineer; any type of engineer. Even if you are working at the oilfield and logistics services in Malaysia, you will be able to experience the benefits of being a petroleum engineer.
1. Engineers as always beneficial to the society
No matter what type of engineer you are, you will be able to contribute to society in a few ways. For example, if you live in a place that has no clean water supply or has very limited use of it, an engineer will be able to help by building a water well or water system to supply clean water to your village. Not only that, being an engineer also allows you to contribute during natural disasters as you will have the problem-solving skills that not everyone has. Transport systems, environmental technologies, medical tools and buildings are some of the examples of what engineers have helped to build and make it even better with the systems.
2. Engineers will live in a constant learning lifestyle
If you look thoroughly at the technologies that we have nowadays, you can actually see the development and advancement of it and that is all thanks to the engineers that have been working and learning on how to make improvements. Not everyone can learn constantly for their whole life, but being an engineer gives you a lot of opportunity to keep on learning new things until the end of your career. This is because when you are an engineer, no matter what specialisms, you will have to come out with new advancement once the previous ones have been outdated.
3. Engineer has wide career choice
First of all, being an engineer means that you will have to make a decision on what specialism you are going to master in; chemical, software, mechanical, petroleum, aircraft and a lot more. One thing is, if you want to decide on which path you are going to pursue, you must make your decision during your early studying years.
4. Engineers are high in demand and has better salary
Engineers in specific fields are always high in demand because there will always be space for engineers to do their job. Even though you are not working as an engineer itself, people will demand for an engineer to work for them because of the skills and qualities that they have. This is also the main reason why the salary of an engineer is always high and can get higher with years of experience.