Most practical specialization in mechanical engineering

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Hello everyone,

I was wondering what is the most practical/hands on engineering specialization in mechanical that would not require someone to stay in front of a computer 8h a day, 40h a week because that is what I've mostly been doing at my internships so far (CFD simulations, excel, tecplot). I am just looking for a good balance that would make me happy, I don't know if other people feel the same way. I don't mind the modeling part, but I would like to go out and investigate problems on the field too.

I was looking at maintenance engineering maybe. I also heard that people working in vibrations run a lot of tests on engines and other components.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: I also thought about material engineering/material science. Don't that involve a lot of testing of materials and analysis of samples?
 
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Well, if you don't like CFD, what makes you happy?
 

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