• Question: would you encourage people to do the same job as you

    Asked by Cole Thatcher to Matthew, Matt, Maedeh, Dominic, Monica on 10 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by KaiHainey.
    • Photo: Matthew Round

      Matthew Round answered on 10 Mar 2016:

      I would encourage people to do whatever makes them happy and fulfilled in their choice of career. If a student was interested in the type of work I do then I’d happily recommend it. My job is very interesting and it makes a difference.

    • Photo: Monica Rozeik

      Monica Rozeik answered on 10 Mar 2016:

      Hi Cole, yeah definitely especially if someone likes design technology and building medical devices. There are other types of engineering people can do, and they should explore their options before specializing in an engineering type.

      I like biomedical engineering because it helps solve problems involving the human body.

    • Photo: Matthew Oldfield

      Matthew Oldfield answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      I love my job! But it is not necessarily a job that everyone would like. Before I started this kind of work I was in a job that I found really boring. Lots of the other people in the office then enjoyed what they were doing though.

      If you are interested in Engineering, Medicine, Research and you are patient about waiting to see results, then this job may be perfect for you. If you prefer Product Design to detailed research tasks, then this job is probably not for you. And that is absolutely OK! There may be a job in a similar area, like designing surgical tools or researching materials used in treating injuries, that is perfect for you but not for me.

      The most important thing is to find out as much as you can about the types of jobs you are interested in. ‘I’m an Engineer’ is one great way to do that. Don’t be afraid to ask people. As you can see, they’re often very happy to tell you about what they do, particularly if you’re enthusiastic.

    • Photo: Dominic Eggbeer

      Dominic Eggbeer answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      Do what you love doing. If you’re creative and like to design and mane things, then engineering is worth looking into for your career. Surgical applications are especially interesting.