is there a difference between an electrician and electrical engineer?

my friend asked me what my dad does and i said he's an electrical engineer. and then my friend said why didn't you just say hes an electrician. my dad told me hes an electrical engineer so idk.

Asked By: jkl; - 12/20/2008
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Electricians are skilled laborers . Some have certificates from a technical school. They don't need a college degree. They train as a journeyman with a licensed experienced electrician for a period of time ,perhaps over a year. They must know a little about all phases of building and codes to do their job properly... More
Answered By: ursaitaliano70 - 12/20/2008
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They are different electricians just do house work, no skill. Electrical Engineers design things and actually use their minds to think and they have way more school and get paid way more.
Answered By: Victor Lustig - 12/20/2008
Electrical Engineers design stuff with electrical components... More
Answered By: Amy - 12/20/2008
Its a matter of degree... More
Answered By: Nna g - 12/20/2008
Engineers work from the neck up and electricians work from the neck down.
Answered By: ICU - 12/20/2008
Both study science and electricity. However electrical engineers study advanced courses in electricity and electronics as well as the basics of other fields of engineering such as mechanical and chemical, etc. They also study advanced math and physics with electives such as economics and literature... More
Answered By: Kes - 12/20/2008
an electrical engineer is a person trained in practical applications of the theory of electricity , electrical engineer deals with high end electrical gadgets and mostly requires a degree or a diploma in electrical engineering , while an electrician is a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines.
Answered By: kevin ngatia - 12/20/2008
electrical engineer is an engineer but an electrician is not an engineer tell your stupid friend that's the difference... thanks
Answered By: Vida Joy - 12/20/2008
I see people have already give you lots of good answers. I see no reason to give you another. I will tell you though that people have asked me if I would be willing to do some house wiring for them. I've always refused because I'm not an electrician and therefore I could incur some nasty liability problems. I can... More
Answered By: sowevecometothis - 12/20/2008
First of all, slap ur friend hard. He/She insulted ur father. Electrcians usually do mini-engineer work. they are technical, but have limited theoritical knowledge. While, EE also design systems and see every aspect of surroundings.
Answered By: nabeelmns - 12/24/2008
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