Except I'm not a technician. I'm an engineer. I hold a degree in engineering from an ABET acreditted university and I do engineering work: I make calculations, I design things, and all the good stuff. What I don't hold is a license to sell engineering services to the public or to government agencies as a Professional Engineer, and guess what: I don't introduce myself as a Professional Engineer, nor do I append the letters 'P.E." after my name in my correspondence.