Hi, Right now I am studying forest engineering at University of British Columbia but I am starting to regret choosing forestry since the industry is doing so bad. So I've decided to go into engineering since I am interested in it and it has good pay and good job outlook. But it is hard to decide whether to study civil or mechanical. I was interested in civil because I like buildings and structures but the downside is that I may have to relocate to find jobs, can only work in the construction industry, and the pay is not as good as mechanical. Mechanical on the other hand has more opportunities in various industries including manufacturing, car, airplane, etc, and there are more interesting projects to work on, and the pay is slightly higher. I am quite interested in mechatronics and I am wondering if mechanical would be a good choice in the long run. Also, what is the working conditions like for civil or mechanical? Do I have to go to construction sites and get my hands dirty or go to machine shops and fix stuff? Given the current economic downturn, it seems that it will better choice to go for mechanical than civil. Would be happy to know what are your thoughts.