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3 misconceptions about engineers, debunked
People have a lot of funny ideas about engineers. Find out here how we dispel these fallacies, one by one.
Engineers are unworldly technicians
When you think of engineers, do you still picture brainiacs drawing plans and making calculations with a pencil and ruler? Then your image is hopelessly outdated. Engineers today work with ultra-fast computers and design with 3D programs. An engineer is by no means a loner who carries out a routine job in a dusty office. No, he or she is just as likely to get mud on their boots out in the field in order to translate the customer's wishes into the best possible technical concept. It's sometimes very complex, sometimes a bit simpler… but always a challenge. They're also constantly in consultation with customers and with specialists in many other fields.
Companies that employ lots of engineers are all-male bastions
The numbers don't lie: today less than 1 engineer in 5 is female. But women are definitely catching up in the engineering world. For example, various engineering departments at universities currently have more girls than boys enrolled. That will soon be clearly reflected in the labour market, so those male bastions will become a thing of the past.
A job as an engineer is routine and boring
As an engineer you constantly come into contact with new techniques and concepts. Innovation is what engineers basically stand for. They often contribute fundamentally to a sustainable future for our planet. It's your job to find solutions for all kinds of small and large problems, while respecting deadlines and budgets. At MULTI.engineering you work intensively with colleagues on a wide range of projects. In the context of project sourcing, you may also work for an extended period at the customer's site. All this makes an engineering job a fascinating and highly varied experience. So it never gets boring…
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