Electrical Engineering Vs. Electrical Engineering Technology Salaries
A: -In general an person with an ABET accredited Engineering degree will make more money and have more career choices than a person with an ABET accredited Engineering Technology degree. If either program is NOT ABET accredited, tell them to stick it up their a$$. -In my case I have an engineering degree but I work for someone with a technology degree. I'm better at the technical stuff, but the money is in management where other skills are more important. -Is the technology degree you mention an engineering technology degree, or a business/management technology degree? -Go to an university for 4 years. And get an engineering degree then go for the registered professional engineer. This is where you get the money and prestiege. From where I live, a registered professional engineer carries some weight - professionally and legally. And you are also liable for your engineering work in terms of laws. (Like when you build a bridge and the bridge fails and kills many people. In that case, you would face the laws becaues you were the professional engineer in charge). -If you're only in it for the money don't bother being in the industry because you'll NEVER be as good as the guy who loves what he does. Do it because you enjoy it. If you enjoy what you do, you will automatically do it well. As far as starting wages go, sure, letters behind your name help, but in the long run all companies care about is can you get the job done right. I absolutely guarantee that in the long run, the guy who gets it done right will make a LOT more money and get more position than the guy with all the right letters after his name who doesn't have his heart in it. Me? Hell, if I didn't have bills to pay I'd do this for free, I love it that much, which is probably why after all these years, I'm still around and well enough known for my abilities that I'm always kept busy and command top prices without argument. Do it because you love it, or don't do it at all. I wouldn't hire anyone to work a job that I knew they were only doing by rote. -An BSEE requires 2 years of physics & calculus and sets you up to do what ever you want. You will have the fundamentals to understand any engineering discipline. You learn about technology from internships and co-op programs. If you are very academically oriented and think you can hack it, I would go for the EE not the EET. An EET learns about technology and can be propelled into the field with no experience immediately. There is a lot of focus on current technology. It probably is a more fun degree but can be limiting.