I agree with Rod's take on things. An Electrical Technician will see a rather limited type of work, mainly installing or repairing. An electrical engineer will design new appliances and/or be challenged with many unique problems and applications through a career. Engineers generally have a more stable work situation (greater job security) while technicians tend to be more vulnerable during a down-turn in economic conditions, such as a Recession. If you want to be constantly challenged with a variety of problems and work situations, and have good opportunities for professional advancement, then pursue your college degree.