Electrician vs Electrical engineer
A person can be neither, either, or both. All depending on what they are currently working on, but more importantly: How they approach it.
This applies to other engineering works as well, such as the difference between a software developer and a software engineer.
An electrician commonly has the knowledge to:
- Build electric components
- Repair them
- Use existing parts to construct new ones
An electrician commonly works with electricity, such as helping you out at home as you shouldyourself.
An electrical engineer commonly has the knowledge to:
- Design new equipment
- Plan electrical projects
- Invent new electronics by using the existing frameworks
As you might realize, these two “roles” overlap quite a bit. They have their distinct sets of features, but you can easily picture yourself the same person switching between being an electrician and being an electrical engineer.
- Solve problems, from complex to mundane.
- Develop solutions, ready to ship products.
It is the knowledge and procedures that differ an electrician from an electrical engineer. Though even that line is fuzzy.
- Largo, S. O. (2015, August 18). Electrical Engineer vs. Electrician: What’s the Difference? Mister Sparky. https://www.mistersparky.com/clearwater/about-us/blog/2015/august/electrical-engineer-vs-electrician-what-s-the-di/