I am currently a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering. To give you guys some background, I have been involved with motor sports my whole life (I have raced motocross most of my life), so Engineering was right up my alley, and it has always interested me. I haven't had much trouble in Engineering as of yet (all A's and B's) and I have been through all the Physics, almost done with the Math (currently in Calculus 3) and done with all my sort of "pre-req" classes. I am taking Statics right now and I am doing really well, and have an A in the class. I have some questions though... What is a mechanical engineering job like compared to school as far as fun, difficulty, time, etc? As I am sure most of you know, engineering takes up a lot of free time (although I still have quite a bit since I manage my time well) and was wondering if it pays off in the end? Is mechanical engineering a degree worth having? I guess these questions are a bit subjective, opinionated, and maybe plain stupid, but I guess I am looking for some encouragement or feedback.