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What Does One Consider An Engineer

  1. Jul 9, 2015 #1
    I'm a physics major looking forward to entering a molecular engineering PhD program. Would I not be considered an engineer because of my BS in physics? Would I be able to be licensed as someone with some engineering BS or be payed less?
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  3. Jul 9, 2015 #2
    Depends on your geographic location. In some countries, it's illegal to officially call yourself an engineer unless you are in fact a licensed engineer. If you live in the US, check how it works in your state. I believe many states allow people with degrees in related areas to become licensed as professional engineers if they have enough work experience (I believe something like 5-10 years in my state). A graduate degree in engineering is probably a plus, but again, check how things work in your state.
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