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what is the difference between a tech-support engineer and a software engineer?

i have seen many engineering students not showing much interest for the job of tech-support engineer. why is it so? what's the difference between these two?

Asked By: urfrenvish - 2/7/2007
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Tech support engineer works in a place similar to a call center to provide technical support to a product. He can also go on sight to provide technical support. Since engineering students learn a lot more than about tech support, they are not interested... More
Answered By: ZXSpectrumDX!! - 2/7/2007
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Technical Support Engineers are actually people who are called in on hotlines to answer questions about certain fields, while a software engineer is the actual person who codes and creates the software.
Answered By: itstimetopoop - 2/7/2007
 
Tech support engineering is what I do. It's basically tech support for any thing such as: Dell, Internet Support, and so forth. Software engineering is they either create the software and support it.
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Answered By: apidmindy - 2/7/2007
 
You've got good answers already, but let me put it in perspective for you - chances are, everything else including their education & grades being equal, the tech support engineer will earn less than the software engineer. Why? Because the software engineer is on the leading edge of the project, while the tech support... More
Answered By: snvffy - 2/7/2007
 
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