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Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

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Hello everyone,,
I was just wondering if others started to go down the standard Chem-e path only to discover you should have picked a different engineering path? I did... worked in the industry for about 7 years and then quit my job. Now I pay my bills by machinig parts out of my garage and don't really miss it https://speedtest.vet/ https://vidmate.bid/ https://wordtopdf.ltd/..

RE: Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

This tough Swede got into a completely different business ...

Dolph received a Fulbright scholarship to MIT,.... Masters degree in Chemical Engineering



https://www.npr.org/2014/09/07/345798402/how-dolph...

MJCronin
Sr. Process Engineer

RE: Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

I feel like I'm getting closer and closer to that point. I've never filled a traditional ChemE role where a ChemE degree was a necessary qualification, but I've certainly used my education along the way. I'm kind of passively looking around for a change, and areas completely removed from engineering seem to piquing my interest the most.

Andrew H.
www.MotoTribology.com

RE: Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, was a ChE.

Good Luck,
Latexman
Pats' Pub's Proprietor

RE: Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

I think you'll find that in every discipline
> my ophthalmologist was ME in a previous life
> I was EE in a previous life
> Hedy Lamarr, the actor, coinvented spread spectrum radio
> a guy we hired as EE, out of college, quit after 3 yrs to run his family's restaurant

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RE: Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

And I'm a MechE wishing I was a physician or at least a Chemical Engineer...

Daniel
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

RE: Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

Oh, I couldn't dredge it up earlier, but Brian May of Queen finally completed and successfully defended his dissertation in astrophysics in 2007, after abandoning it in 1974 to form Queen.

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RE: Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

Only 30% of Canadians with engineering degrees, actually work as engineers or engineering managers.

33% of Canadians with engineering degrees, work in jobs for which no university degree of any kind is actually required.

Do the math on that one for a moment.

Note also that the 30% who do work as engineers, earn 20% more on average than the 70% who don't. That includes all the doctors and CEOs by the way, and all the Indian engineers driving taxis- it's census data.

https://www.ospe.on.ca/public/documents/advocacy/2...

RE: Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

But, not all of that is necessarily due to market limitations. It's interesting that the 30% number isn't that different than my freshman orientation, "Look to your left and look to your right; one of the 3 of you won't graduate with the other two." My very first college roommate was going to major in physics, but somehow, declared as English Lit two quarters later, and then, supposedly joined the Peace Corps after graduation. Likewise, the guy I mentioned earlier, straight-A+ UC Berkeley EE, worked 3 yrs at EE and decided to run his family's restaurant. Toshi Matsufuji https://cosas.pe/lifestyle/187412/toshi-matsufuji-... decided, after getting a PhD in chemistry, to become a restaurateur and chef.

I'm not arguing that there's isn't a lack of opportunity in Canada, but there are clearly lots of people that change their minds about what they want out of life, sometimes, well after becoming an engineer; there are those that never decide what they want to be when they grow up.

Now, it's interesting that despite seemingly many years of knowing this statistic, that Canadian collegians still pursue engineering degrees. That's an interesting math question.

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I can do absolutely anything. I'm an expert! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg
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RE: Any one out there go to school for Chem-e and never really use your degree?

The data differs with you.

When surveyed in 4th year, 92% say they either they will definitely or probably pursue work in engineering when they graduate. Only 8% have decided on something else.

The "look to the left of you" thing was about people who flunk out, which used to be common. The stats aren't for people who have started an engineering degree, but for people who GRADUATED with one.

As far as choice, the issue is that engineering is the lowest of all the regulated professions in Canada at capturing tis won graduates. And not just by a little- it is the hands-down winner.

All that is in the report I provided the link to. In pretty graphics too.

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