What is the difference between a engineer and a technician?

i want a hands on job regarding automotive and how they work. i want to be involved in assembling, repairing, and servicing cars.

Asked By: da_champ242 - 7/29/2010
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An engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics and ingenuity to design and develop solutions for technological systems problems. Engineers design materials, structures, machines and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality... More
Answered By: kasab - 7/29/2010
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engineer designs. technician builds. you want to be a technician from the way it sounds.
Answered By: deerslayerech - 7/29/2010
Then you will want to be a technician. Engineers generally focus on designing and managing. They do the number crunching and figure out how things will work, how to build them and how to do it efficiently. A technician, however, will do more of the hands-on building, maintaining and repairing of whatever it is their... More
Answered By: ElecGuitarEng - 7/29/2010
They call garbage-men sanitation engineers... More
Answered By: rhythmiccoffee - 7/29/2010
Technician... More
Answered By: sr_engr - 7/29/2010
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