So you think you want to be an engineer? But, based on your overall goals and strengths, you may be happier as an engineering technologist. Or perhaps an engineering technician. What’s the difference? Learn all about the nuances of these three professions, including what classes to take in high school AND which colleges offer these different degrees in the latest post on the College Coach Insider Blog at blog.getintocollege.com.
When pondering a career in engineering, it’s not always a matter of considering whether one wants to go into a particular field of engineering—civil, mechanical, or electrical, for example. Oftentimes, thought must be given to the role one wants to play within the engineering profession itself. Most students might know about engineers and their overall functions and responsibilities, but there are other careers within the profession that, depending upon a student’s goals and overall strengths, they might want to consider. Engineers don’t necessarily work in a vacuum; they might work with engineering technologists as well as engineering technicians. So what’s the difference between the three? And what path might one need to consider when deciding between them? Let’s break it down.