Epidemiology is a very specific field though.
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I’ve heard some say engineers aren’t scientists though?
People who told you that are wrong. I'm an engineer and the large majority of my education is in science.
Not maths and business?
Engineers usually study Physics, and doctors in Medicine certainly need to learn about Biology.
In becoming am engineer, I've studied physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials and structures. Additionally, many of those classes had labs where we experimented using scientific methods.
Certainly lots of math too but that's not really a science
So why do so many people say engineers and doctors aren’t scientists. Scientists like physicists, chemists etc especially seem to argue this.
Engineers and doctors are not pure scientists in terms of experimenting and discovery. Engineers and doctors typically are employed in the application of science on a practical level, not theoretical. In order to apply science, you need to have studied it. Some scientists try to make themselves feel more important by only considering theoretical study as pure science.
Yeah, I think engineers are scientists in the way that anybody can be a scientist (the so-called "citizen scientist"). But at the end of the day, they apply scientific principles to real world problems, whereas scientists expand our body of knowledge of science itself. In practice, though, there's a lot of crossover.
@HungLikeAHorsefly so they’re not really scientists?
Not really, no. But they practice science, so I'm not sure it matters that much. It's semantics.
Whether or not they are scientists want the original question. The question was do they have a science background. I think they both have a science background without question.
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