Engineer Or Entrepreneur? Which Is Better?
Some of the top business leaders in the world such as Sundar Picha (CEO of Google) or Jeff Bezos (creator of Amazon) come from engineering backgrounds along with countless other entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Is there a correlation between engineers and entrepreneurs?
Can you become an entrepreneur as an engineer?
In this article, we're going to
- Compare engineering and entrepreneurship as careers.
- Determine whether or not you should be an engineer or an entrepreneur.
- Determine if being an engineer will help you become an entrepreneur.
Let's dive into it, shall we?
Engineering vs Entrepreneurship
Engineering and entrepreneurship are almost complete opposites when it comes to the day-to-day routine and the mindset each has.
If you're someone who
- Enjoys a simple and comfortable every day routine.
- Likes the idea of going to work every day.
- Enjoys doing relatively the same tasks every day.
If this is the case, I think engineering would be perfect for you. If you're the type of person who always had perfect attendance during high school, you'd more than likely make a great engineer.
Most people think that engineering would be a great career since it's always challenging you with different problems every day, which is not the case. In fact, engineering jobs are mundane and almost never change at the day to day basis.
All engineering jobs are routine-based and in my opinion, boring.
On the other end of the spectrum, if you're someone who
- Is completely disobedient.
- Questions how things are done.
- Likes to take risks.
- Does not like to be told what to do.
You'd make a fantastic entrepreneur! Signs like these show that you like to go on your own and see the world with your own eyes.
However, there a lot of cons to being an entrepreneur. Mainly the fact that's it's very risky.
The majority of people should just stay at a job.
Despite what many people say, engineering is actually an easy way to make money. Allow me to explain.
That's it! Engineering is just a job with technical knowledge behind it. Nothing more, nothing less.
Does Engineering Lead To Entrepreneurship?
There are many engineers who believe they can become an entrepreneur. Almost 99.9% of those engineers go through this thought process.
“I know how to design products. I can design my own products. I can market it and make money!” Not everyone can be like Elon Musk guys.
Elon Musk is the 1 in 7 billion chance that an engineer became one of the top leaders in technology. You shouldn't look at Elon Musk and say “Wow, I'll just do what he did.”
You should really evaluate yourself first. What kind of skillset do you have? Of those skills, which ones can be transferred over to being an entrepreneur?
Most engineers won't have the skills that are needed to succeed as an entrepreneur. Engineers only know a slight 1% of how a large company works.
Entrepreneurs have to understand 100% of their company to be one of the few businesses that survive after 5 years.
According to our CEO Matt, “of all the engineers that I knew who quit to become an entrepreneur, they used none of the skills they learned as an engineer.”
This is a scary situation for those engineers (or anyone who has a professional job) who wants to become an entrepreneur. There are stories of people losing hundreds of thousands and even going bankrupt trying to start a business.
Matt realized this when he left engineering to become an entrepreneur and decided to share his knowledge with his premium membership.
Matt has taught thousands of people to successfully buy online businesses (or online real estate). Many want to be able to develop the income of a great entrepreneur without taking the risk of losing everything.
At Engineered Truth Premium, Matt goes over step by step what goes into buying a successful online business safely. Instead of spending countless hours building a side hustle, just buy an already profitable business to save you time and money.
Many famous entrepreneurial figures will say that you need to “work hard” and “build” a side hustle. They don't take the time to consider the situation their audience is in such as
- Having a full-time job.
- Having a family.
- Having important obligations.
All in all, whatever decision you make doesn't matter as long as you're happy.
If you're trying to figure out whether to be an engineer or an entrepreneur, here are some helpful tips to give you a better understanding.
- Entrepreneurs question how things are done.
- Engineers carefully follow a company's system
- Entrepreneurs like to take risks, primarily with time and money.
- Engineers will avoid risk.
- Entrepreneurs don't like to be bossed around.
If you want to learn more about the premium membership, click here to learn more about the Premium Membership. Out of all the courses and “gurus” I've seen, Matt completely stands out from the crowd. He wants to help people create their ideal freedom and lifestyle that they deserve. If you think you deserve a better life, then you probably do.