By DeVry University
March 30, 2022
7 min read
March 30, 2022
7 min read
An engineering technologist is someone who works on the creation of new or existing technologies. While they may work with engineers during the design process, an engineering technologist tends to be more focused on the practical, applicable side of engineering in a more hands-on way, making an engineer’s vision a reality.
If you've ever asked yourself, "What is an engineering technologist?" then read on to understand more about the key differences between engineers and engineering technologists, along with things you should know about the engineering technology field.
We’ll explore the type of work an engineering technologist does, skills that may be used in this career field, how to become an engineering technologist and more in the following sections:
Keep in mind that you may only be able to pursue some of these jobs after you’ve achieved a certain level of education. Certain job descriptions may require applicants to have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, while others may only require you to have an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology.
It is also worth noting that job titles are not standardized across industries. You may find that the application requirements for a position at one company differ from a similarly titled position at another.
Engineering technologists sometimes need to think outside of the box when developing solutions to roadblocks that their projects face.
Engineering technologists need to have a good understanding of mechanics in order to build and test the designs that an engineer creates.
Once you graduate from your engineering technology program, start looking at job postings and applying to positions that intrigue you. You may have to apply for several before you get an interview, but hang in there. With persistence and diligence, you’ll be able to create a plan that helps you work toward becoming an engineering technologist.
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