This is a post by Barb Schmitz on PTC site.

There’s more to being a successful mechanical engineer than being good at math and science. Whether you’re a recent engineering graduate or have been working as an mechanical engineering manager for many years, there are tips and strategies that can help you advance in your profession. Let’s take a look at some of these tips that can take your engineering career to the next level.

1. Think like a businessman. OK, I realize this sounds counter intuitive, but the reality is that engineering firms are looking to hire engineers who think like businesspeople. They want engineers who have been involved with strategy and planning and know their way around a balance sheet and income statements. Young engineers need to understand how the total costs to produce your company’s products affect decisions.

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