An up-to-date overview of the engineering profession and how to prepare for it is offered here in a book aimed at high school students who are beginning to consider the field seriously as a career. Major emphasis is placed on preparatory education--what to concentrate on in high school, the normal college engineering program, hints on applying for college and how to study when you get there, possibilities in graduate study. There is a brief but helpful breakdown of the many different engineering specialties with some insight into the particular training they require and their special advantages. The introductory chapters, which appear to presume that the reader is totally ignorant of what engineering is, seem unnecessary, but otherwise the book offers sound, practical career direction. Supplementary information includes details about colleges offering engineering degrees, the National Society of Professional Engineers' Code of Ethics, and a list of engineering societies.