I am a freshman in college and I am really interested in engineering and I've narrowed it down to Civil or Mechanical engineering. I am from Illinois but I am willing to travel. I like civil engineering because I like the idea of creating large structures such as bridges and buildings. I also like that you're not behind a desk the whole time. I am worried that it will be difficult to find a well paid civil engineering job since they are effected greatly by the economy. I like mechanical engineering because I like how broad it is. I would most likely get into thermodynamics to help make things efficient or possibly robotics. I am not sure if mechanical engineering is all desk work or not and I would rather it not be. I also read that mechanical engineers tend to get paid more than civil engineers. If anyone has any experience or knowledge in these fields that would like to share that would help a lot. Thanks!