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What Do Engineering Technologists Do?

Education and training. A two-year degree in engineering technology will qualify you to work as an engineering technician. They do some of the same things as engineers, but their work is usually more application-oriented. Like engineers, engineering technicians need a background in math and science, though their coursework is likely to be more limited and focused on practical applications. Technicians typically do not go on to graduate school or transition into management and other broader based responsibilities.

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What Do Engineers Do?

Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the industrial and commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs.

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To learn more about careers in engineering, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics page regarding Architecture and Engineering Occupations or “Career Paths in Civil Engineering” from the American Society of Civil Engineers.


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