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After working as an engineer for 26 years in the design and test of large scale integrated circuits for implantable medical devices, the two most brilliant and creative electrical engineers I have encountered did not have electrical engineering degrees.

Claiming you are a EE, does not necessary mean you have that degree. It can simply mean that you function as an electrical engineer. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...

I rose to the highest engineering level at my company. My degrees are AT (associate degree in technology; i.e. TV, stereo repair) and an EET (electronic engineering technology) from ASU. When folks ask me what I did for a living I tell them I was an electrical engineer because that's what I did and did very well for 26 years before retiring.

One of the reasons I did so well is because I didn't get an electrical engineering degree. Roger Skoff wrote a great article somewhere explaining that an EE degree is the basically the same now as it was about 100 years ago; training to be a telephone engineer. I shot past many of the EEs in my company, many whom are still working. I believe one reason is that my degrees were more appropriate to modern technology. Another reason was that I am fully functional in a lab. Many EEs have to rely on their technicians for that.
Open up your mind, in pours the trash. - Meat Puppets, 1987

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