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Old 08-08-2010, 01:37 PM   #16
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Fancy Titles ? Do you know what an EE has to learn and do ?
I have had my degree for 15 years and I have been working in the field (electronics) for 31 years. Although I can honestly say my professional career has only been 10% "electrical", (meaning NEC code stuff) I dont think your analogy of the doctor really fits in my case.

Nothing substitutes experience.. I willl/can not argue against this. I think I am knowledgeable enough to do a good job, Inspectors will have the last word on that.

I could do other work in electronics areas like Network Engineering, PC repair or other IT stuff but there is a high demand for electricians in my area. At this point the hardest part (for me) being an electrician is figuring out how to stay out of 150 degree attics.
I'm talking about electrical work, not engineering. An electrician will run wire, change/install fixtures etc in people's homes, maybe commercial settings.

An EE will design and wire up the large hardon collider and turn it on to diagnose it. Two different things. While EE stuff can be interesting, That's way out of my field. Need to be very good at math for that, math is my major weakness. That's why I'm in IT.

And in my analogy, anyone would want the doctor with the most experience, I figured it was clear when I said that. Since yes, nothing beats experience.

Most, if all of what I know about electrical I learned on my own by going online on sites like this one and by doing it.I'm sure I still have a lot to learn.

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Dude, re-read what you wrote
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:49 PM   #18
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I've learned much more since I got my contractors license than I did during my 5 year apprenticeship.

I think that could be said for any trade, regardless if it's 5 years or 20 years. When all the liability, responsibility, logististical challenges, etc... is completely on your own back, you have no choice to learn fast. It's not only in the electrical trade.
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Dude, re-read what you wrote
I did on purpose for that, wanted to see if anyone would catch that.

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