Engineering technicians help turn ideas into reality. Assisting engineers or scientists, or working on their own, they use their technical skills to come up with practical solutions to a variety of problems.
Depending on their specialty and work setting, their duties include everything from setting up and maintaining equipment in a research lab to drafting plans for new designs on a computer to inspecting an assembly line.
Engineering technicians use math, science, and engineering skills to work on a variety of projects in a wide range of fields. They have less responsibility than engineers and their work is more hands-on.
About three out of ten engineering technicians are electrical and electronic engineering technicians. Other common specialties include civil engineering and industrial engineering.
Someone who likes building things and solving problems. This is a great career if you like discovering how things work and how to make them work better.
Engineers invented and perfected the snowboard.