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Mechanical Solidworks Designer, Do I have the skill sets needed?

Question asked by Aaron Goodman on Dec 9, 2009
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2009 by Adrian Velazquez
I will give you a little background on me. I am currently a mechanical designer at a small engineering company in ky.  I have been working for 3 years under mechanical and electrical engineers and have gotten some good experience in field and in utilizing 2D and 3D CAD.  I want to utilize Solidworks more than I am now though.  I would like to be a part of a company that focuses on using Solidworks for the majority of the design for parts and assemblies and even does rapid prototyping and testing.
   Here is my situation.  I am 25, got done with a 4 year BS degree 3 years ago in Engineering Graphics and Design Technology.  I am contiplating going back to school and getting my Mechanical Engineering degree. It will take me 4 years to do it though and Im not sure that I absolutely have to have the (ME) degree to do the kind of work Im looking to do with designing in Solidworks for prototyping or other things like that. 
   So my question is should I keep working my butt off learning new things through experience and search for the job Im looking for or go ahead and get the ME degree and then go from there. Do you think my qualifications are fine how they are with my Mechanical Design Degree and experience using Solidworks.  If not what skill sets should I focus on in addition to what I have.  Thanks everybody for your help.

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