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Deciding between Engineering and Nursing

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Salaam brothers and sisters, Ramadan Mubarak. 

I've been having sleepless nights lately because of this. I just completed my first year of the Mechanical Engineering pre-requisites and I did very well hamdullilah. But recently I've been starting to lose interest in engineering and I started looking into nursing. At the same time I kind of don't wanna leave Engineering because I fee like I'm going to regret it later on. I talked to my uncles who are pharmacists and they told me nursing would be better for me but the problem is nursing is a huge headache in Michigan... you have to take so many state exams just to get into the program and to get your degree, and most universities here have a long waitlist for nursing but I still feel like I can do it. Both are very good career opportunities but my parents told me nursing would be too stressful while others are telling me nursing would be better. My question here is which one do you recommend? It would be very helpful if people in this fields or similar fields answer this... thank you 

may Allah bless you

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These two are so different! Do you have an inclination toward both or only one? If only one, do the one that you most enjoy. If you enjoy aspects of both, try to find a way to use both or pick one for now. Changing later will be nearly impossible. 

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I am gonna give you the best advice of you life. do what you like to do and if you really don't know and you want me to choose a career with you I will say go with Petroleum Engineering. 

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I am a Mechanical Engineering major too. But im in my second year. Trust me it gets better. The pre-requisites tend to be the introductory classes, they are boring. It becomes fun after. 

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I am a civil engineer by training, but right now I'm a full time mom. I just took my youngest child to see the IMAX movie Dream Big. It was so beautiful! Choose engineering! 

No, actually choose the one that you like to imagine yourself doing for the rest of your life. If you choose engineering and have failures, people might die. If you choose nursing, whether you make mistakes or not, sometimes patients will die. In nursing you will definitely have to touch the opposite gender so don't choose nursing if you are sensitive to this. 

Both are stressful. Both are quite respectable. Nurses work erratic hours. Engineers work long but fairly predictable hours. Nurses make the lives of individuals better. Engineers (sometimes) make technology or infrastructure better for everyone. 

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3 hours ago, notme said:

I am a civil engineer by training

Same as me, except that I am gonna be one in a few years time :grin:

16 hours ago, Hussein04 said:

My question here is which one do you recommend? It would be very helpful if people in this fields or similar fields answer this... thank you 

may Allah bless you

It really depends on what interests you. Just picture yourself in a few years time, whether you will be okay with a 9-5 engineering job. 

I would recommend engineering. Mechanical engineering is a great field and you will have so many exciting opportunities your way. 

Develop networks and ask some mechanical engineering graduates about their work. You can also go to networking events where their are company representatives, and ask them about their transition into the workforce. Try to obtain as much information to have an idea whether this field is for you.

 

Edited by ali_fatheroforphans

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A nursing degree is more general and flexible, so you can work in a variety of practice settings, that better suit your interest. Also the job market is good, so you have more control over where you want to be.

Engineering jobs may be limited based on the degree (civil vs mechanical vs electrical vs chemical, etc). Jobs may be less predictable, but there can be more opportunities for advancement down the road. 

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On 6/6/2017 at 11:00 PM, Hussein04 said:

Salaam brothers and sisters, Ramadan Mubarak. 

I've been having sleepless nights lately because of this. I just completed my first year of the Mechanical Engineering pre-requisites and I did very well hamdullilah. But recently I've been starting to lose interest in engineering and I started looking into nursing. At the same time I kind of don't wanna leave Engineering because I fee like I'm going to regret it later on. I talked to my uncles who are pharmacists and they told me nursing would be better for me but the problem is nursing is a huge headache in Michigan... you have to take so many state exams just to get into the program and to get your degree, and most universities here have a long waitlist for nursing but I still feel like I can do it. Both are very good career opportunities but my parents told me nursing would be too stressful while others are telling me nursing would be better. My question here is which one do you recommend? It would be very helpful if people in this fields or similar fields answer this... thank you 

may Allah bless you

Computer science is where all the money is. If I had to go back to school I would do computer science rather than most other engineering fields.

Edited by Muhajir

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