As someone who enjoys Design, Computer Programming, Chemistry and Physics, the archetypical path prescribed to me by career tests, guidance counsellors and parents is that I should become an engineer. However as final year looms near, I realize that I really have no idea what any engineer does, how one differentiates from a technician or even the duties of different strands of engineering. I just know that it has something to do with physics and chemistry, most of the time. So all engineers of all disciplines, I would like to ask you, 1. What really, do you do? What is the end result of your job? Is this typical of engineers of your stream? 2. How hands-on is your job? Do you draw up blueprints and hand them off to people? Do you design an algorithm and have your team polish up the rest? Are you on the front line testing, designing and building your product? 3. What is a typical day in your job? 4. How much creative freedom do you have? Do you just implement whatever your superiors hand off to you or do you work with a team to design the solution? 5. What is a little known fact about your profession? 6. What are your duties?