se of three or four different kinds--mechanical, civil, electrical, industrial--some only one. But not a plant of any size but that has need for at least one engineer, and engineers are scarce. Therefore opportunities are ample.
To the young man seeking a profession, provided he be of a certain type--possessed of certain inherent qualities, the nature of which I shall set forth in the following chapter--engineering offers satisfactory money returns and--more satisfactory still--a satisfactory life. The work is creative from beginning to end; it has to do frequently with movement--always a source of delight to mankind; a source having its beginnings in earliest infancy, and it is essentially a work of service. To build a bridge, to design an automatic machine, to locate and bring to the surface earth's wealth in minerals--surely this is service of a most gratifying kind.
And it pays. The arts rarely pay; science always pays. And engineering being a science, a science in the pursuit of which also