What Skills Do The Best Engineers Possess?

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Engineering is fast becoming one of the most popular options for university students across the United States. The draw of engineering is easy to see, this is a job which is financially rewarding, gives you a great sense of achievement, gives you the opportunity to work with some of the smartest minds on the planet and also allows you to take projects from their inception right the way through to their delivery.

I was chatting to a friend of mine recently, the successful engineer Reddy Kancharla, who was talking me through what skills are required in order to not only be an engineer, but a great one. For anyone out there looking at this as a possible career, here are the skills that you’ll need to set you apart.

Team Working Skills

Aside from the basic, core skills that are required to be an engineer, you will need to be able to play a number of roles within the team dynamic. No engineering project can be completed by anyone working on their own and a strong team is required. Many think that in order to be a great engineer, you must be able to head up a team, whilst this is true to a point, you will also need to be able to work well in any aspect of the team, whether you are leading, or being lead.

Perfectionist

There can be no margin for error in engineering and regardless of whether you are designing a piece of software, a new drug or a bridge, the devil truly is in the detail. Each project will go through rigorous checking and testing so any minor mistakes will always be fixed, with that being said, if you want to be the very best then you ought to be obsessed with perfection when it comes to your work within engineering.

Forever a Student

According to Reddy, the very best engineers are the ones who do not less the moss grow beneath their feet and constantly seek to change and evolve with the times. Engineering is about helping to make the lives of the people easier and as the World changes, so too does engineering and if you want to be one of the very best engineers then you will need to be consistently seeking to learn new things and ways of working.

Hard Working

It may sound simple to achieve but one of the best traits that any engineer can have is their ability to put in the hours and work harder than everyone else in order to successfully deliver a product. Being a great engineer is not just about working hard in your first few years as you look to make a name for yourself. The best engineers are the ones who sustain this hard working approach throughout their careers and who are never scared about putting the hours in until a job has been completed.

So there you have it, aside from the basic skills that you will need, here are the characteristics which you should have if you want to be the very best engineer that you can be.

Which Are The World’s Most Respected Jobs

When you consider the types of things that you want to receive from your career, many people will suggest that money and power are the key components which they would like from their job. Whilst this is all well and good, there are many others who want a job which commands respect. On a personal note, respect is something that is not always easy to come by yet there are jobs which will demand instant respect and today we are going to take a look at just some of the professions which you could do if it is respect that you are after.

Medical Profession

What more respectable position is there than one which helps to cure and save lives on a  daily basis. That is exactly what medical professionals do and it is for that reason that they are so widely respected. Whether you decide to become a nurse, a neurosurgeon like the fantastic Joseph Yazdi or a family doctor, you will be able to command respect as a result of the amazing work which you do.

Lawyer

Lawyers earn and deserve respect because of their work towards uploading the law and ensuring that everyone receives a fair trial no matter what they have been accused of. Lawyers must work incredibly hard to gain the position which they hold which is yet another reason why they can command so much respect from the public and from others within the legal profession.

Politicians

They may not always hold our respect but politicians by their very nature command respect form those around them. At whatever level of government they are working in, politicians are representatives of the people and it is for this reason why they automatically earn respect. Even those with opposing views will respect politicians for the work that they do in upholding democracy and working for the people.

Priests and Religious Leaders

For anyone of faith, religious leaders hold a position which is to be completely respected, these men and women of god are spiritual leaders who believers look to for advice, teaching and counsel. Priests and religious leaders must also work and study hard to achieve their position and they are also heavily respected not only for their level of belief but also the amount of knowledge which they hold and have amassed over the years.

Teachers

They may not always earn the respect from their class but teachers are widely respected by the general public and it is easy to see why. Teachers work tirelessly to shape the minds of the future and the next generation of the World, they must put in long hours and have the ability to teach a wide variety of people to the exact same standard. Without teachers we would not be able to achieve the knowledge that we have nor the belief in ourselves to succeed and it is for this reason that they are so well respected.