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Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Energy
Area: Geothermal

The EPA has rated GHP as the most efficient heating and cooling system available today. Different styles of pipes are installed beside a building. A liquid is piped through the pipes to pick up the heat FROM the ground or (in the summer) to bring heat from the building to the ground. Mechanical engineers, geologists, drilling crews, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractors are needed to manufacture and install GHPs. Most Mechanical Engineers work in office buildings but spend considerable time at construction sites.


Mechanical Engineers have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in HVAC.

Job Outlook

Employment of Mechanical Engineers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014.


Experienced Mechanical Engineers can make between $70,000 and $80,000 per year.

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