I don't think you understand the responsibility that comes with being an engineer. There is a reason every state requires engineers to have a degree from an accredited university with very strict curriculum requirements.
I do. I have a lifetime engineer father and I myself was once a burgeoning engineer.
But the point is
entry level position
Where, most likely, people's lives aren't solely on your shoulders.
Everything else should come in training. Including responsibility and more opportunities for certification. That's not the job of the college institution.
This can be said for every profession, but most don't have the added pressure of "to safeguard life, health and property, and to
promote the public welfare" legally tied to everything they do.
Except the world was fine before the "Engineering Degree" rose. We still created things, we still built and designed vessels, bridges, and tankers. I'm not singling out engineering, the same can be said for many degrees.
This post was edited on 1/10 at 2:06 pm