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What is the difference between engineering and engineering technician?

I was looking at college majors and one said engineering general and another said engineering technician. What is the difference?

Asked By: MJ - 6/17/2008
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I work for one of the World's largest EPC Companies. We have both Engineers and Field Engineers. Most of what the others have said is true and some sound more like pencil pushers tooting their little horns. As for my Company the Field Engineer is considered the client to Engineering, basically their designing for the... More
Answered By: Bobbys_life - 6/17/2008
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most engineers will either be doing paper work and doing the math problems of the design concepts while the technician will only follow the procedure that the engineer told them what to do. Which one do you want to be?
Answered By: bushidomike - 6/17/2008
 
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Answered By: Dan S - 6/17/2008
 
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Answered By: kaushik - 6/17/2008
 
If you are getting a 2 year technician or 3 year technologist diploma from a college, you can gain employment building or fixing things that have already been designed, and if public safety is involved, you would be supervised by an engineer. Where public safety is not affected, you might be free to do design work too... More
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Answered By: David F - 6/17/2008
 
An engineer will design things, calculate, do the thinking part. The engineering technician will do the labor part where he will follow the engineer's instructions. Look at it this way: Engineer = boss. Engineer Technician = employee.
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Answered By: myfiles123 - 6/17/2008
 
An engineering technician learns technical information that allows them to create engineering documentation such as technical drawings or interpret engineering documentation to assemble or coordinate the assembly of an engineered system or device. They have the practical technical know-how to basically "speak engineer... More
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Answered By: MIDIhead - 6/17/2008
 
Everyone's answer above is good, but it can be as simple as this... More
Answered By: burnside 2020 - 6/17/2008
 
Engineering Technician is an Associate Degree (2 years... More
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Answered By: aviophage - 6/17/2008
 
Engineering technican uses tool to build or repair thing. He earns much lower pay than a engineer,but he has more chance to get a job. Becuase a company needs many technican but only one engineer... More
Answered By: lee26loo - 6/17/2008
 
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