I am a high school senior and I was required to interview a profession based upon what I have chosen(mechanical engineer).Basically, what I ask is it is possible for a mechanical engineer with some years in the field take some time to answer these interview questions of mine.The questions are as followed: How did you get started in this field, and what was your educational preparation and training? What school, major, or courses would you recommend for preparation in this area? What degree or certificate do employers look for in this field? What is the beginning salary range for this and other related fields? How are you paid in this type of work? Hourly, piece work, salary, commission, etc.? How many hours do you work per week? What is a typical work schedule? Typical duties? What are the benefits? Medical, dental, vision insurance? Paid holidays? Profit sharing, etc.? Please describe the physical and social job environment. How is technology used in this field? What are the opportunities for advancement? What are the most important personal characteristics a person should possess in order to be successful in this field? Other than salary, what is the main satisfaction and fulfillment you find in your career? What are the future growth prospects in this field? What recommendations or advice would you give to a student wishing to enter this field? If someone could reply to these questions I'd be especially appreciative.