  Mechanical engineersDescription: Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of such equipment as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/Complete Job Profile: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htmSalary: \$50,001 or more per yearComments:

There are 56 math topics Mechanical engineers need to know. Basic Math / Algebra Fractions Decimals Ratio and Proportion Percent Customary Measurement Metric Measurement Measurement Conversion Basic Probability Basic Statistics Statistical Graphing Powers and Roots Negative Numbers Basic Problem Solving First-Year Algebra Using Formulas Linear Equations Operations with Polynomials Factoring Polynomials Rational Expressions Coordinate Graphing 2D Linear Systems Algebraic Representation Geometry Basic Terminology Angle Measurement Congruent Triangles Triangle Inequalities Parallel Lines Similarity Pythagorean Theorem Right Triangle Trigonometry Circles Area Volume Transformations Make/Use 3D Drawings Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry Functions Variation Logarithms Coordinate Graphing 3D Advanced Statistics Conic Sections Trigonometric/Circular Functions Graphs of Trigonometric Functions Trigonometric Identities Trigonometric Equations/Inverses Oblique Triangles Polar Coordinates/Graphs Other Topics Calculus and Higher Math Basic Calculator Use Scientific Calculator Use Computer Use Computer Programming Group Problem Solving Mental Math Inductive/Deductive Reasoning Math Communications Mathematical Modeling   