Is it worth majoring in ME when the job outlook is slower than average?

Is it worth majoring in mechanical engineering, even though according to the bureau of labor job outlook is slower than average?
posted by Carley, Burlington on June 6, 2014

Answer by Kathleen Taylor

Yes, it is worth majoring in mechanical engineering. First the job market may be different when you graduate.  You should major in a field that you are interested in.  Engineering is always a good choice.  When you graduate you will select among the current opportunities and perhaps something that does not exist today.  Always be flexible.  You are getting an education; you are not going to trade school.