Originally posted by engineerguy
Take something apart, then put it back together. If you look at it and say "I got it together exactly right", then you're cut out to be a technician. If you look at it and say "I could have designed it better", then think engineer.
If you have never taken something apart and put it together, you are probably not cut out to be a technician. You should also rethink going into engineering.
Get a summer job working with your hands. If the thought of going back to classrooms in the fall makes you kind of sick, then keep the job. It should not be a money decision.