Hi, so as the title reads is engineering technician a good career choice? I think it is. I've been doing my homework and it looks like there is and will always be a need for engineer technicians. As I understand it one who goes to school to become a technician has two choices at the end of their training...one; end their training right there and just remain a technician in whatever field they studied for...two; end their training but leave an opening to go on to get a B.S or higher. I've been looking through the want ads for years and as far as engineer technicians go it runs the whole gamut from plant maintenance to possibly working with a group of engineers doing R & D work at major companies. Most of the employers only require a degree in Applied Science and maybe some other training that is job specific i.e. training in certain drafting software or in tolerancing etc. I don't see how I could not get a job; worse case scenario I'd wind up working doing plant maintenance; the ideal would be doing R & D work because then I'd be able to use the theory taught in school and working with my hands. I've been a machinist and a mechanic my whole life, now I'm working in your typical dirty little New England factory and I'm sick of it. I have other ideas that I'd like to share too but this is already a lengthy post. What do you all think?