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View Poll Results: What's your occupation
Engineer 1,317 41.55%
Non-Engineer 1,853 58.45%
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:59 PM   #381
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Many homebrewers are actually scientists as well. I know individuals from microbiology to chemistry backgrounds that brew in my local area.

As for my occupation - Student - Molecular Biology BS

Though I'm a bit offended by the choices of careers in the poll. It's not like half the world consists of engineers.

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:06 PM   #382
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Though I'm a bit offended by the choices of careers in the poll. It's not like half the world consists of engineers.
Why offended? The OP was curious as to how many people were engineers. Thus, the only two options for the pole that make sense are "Engineer" and "Non Engineer".
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:28 PM   #383
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Chemical Engineer - Mich Tech '04

My job doesn't delve much at all into chem eng so I guess my hobby took over that part of my brain...

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:53 PM   #384
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Chemical Engineer, University of Delaware 2008. Not BS, BChE. For some reason the UD College of Engineering gives out Bachelors of Engineering, not Science (weird, huh?).

Currently working in Chester Co., PA as a process development engineer. I take the processes the labs come up with and re-write them to work in the existing plant equipment, or come up with workarounds to get as close as we can.

And I can DEFINITELY turn a screwdriver.

I voted "engineer."
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:12 PM   #385
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You can't spell GEEK with EE.
BSEE '84...... Dang, that seems like such a long time ago!

Walker, I'm offended too......your avatar. It creeps me out!
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:36 PM   #386
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I graduate in December

Software Engineer Penn State

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:23 PM   #387
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Software Engineer

My title is "Sr. Sales Engineer", but I still use my software development skills everywhere.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:35 PM   #388
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I graduate in December

Software Engineer Penn State
International Politics at PSU, graduating in December.

Though I'm trying to summon the balls to take out some loans and switch to Food Science...I hate politics.

 
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:39 PM   #389
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International Politics at PSU, graduating in December.

Though I'm trying to summon the balls to take out some loans and switch to Food Science...I hate politics.
If you can do it in any way possible without taking out loans I say do it. I graduated a mechanical engineer and stayed for my masters. After working 2 years I realized I HATE it with a passion. But now I'm stuck for 10+ years until loans are paid off. If you already know what you dislike, run far away before its too late.

How is it I became an engineer because I like to tinker with things and use my hands. But nearly every engineering job that doesn't require a PhD has you sitting in a cubicle in front of a computer?


 
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:50 PM   #390
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How is it I became an engineer because I like to tinker with things and use my hands. But nearly every engineering job that doesn't require a PhD has you sitting in a cubicle in front of a computer?
You made a mistake from the start. If you wanted tinker with things and use your hands (for something other than typing on a keybaord) you needed to be a technician and not an engineer.

I'm an EE and the only reason I've actually touched electronics stuff at all since I graduated was to build my HERMS system.
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