New-age technologies are helping the ECE job market to grow many folds

Electronics and communication is a reputable discipline in engineering study. Starting from the learning, development and job prospect the branch is gaining a huge round of applause. The students are leaning towards mostly computer science and engineering or information science engineering. However, ECE courses are gathering an immense amount of positive review from students and industry personnel.

Why are the job opportunities for ECE increasing every year?

Now if you look at the report of “Bureau of Labor Statistics”, it stated that from the year 2016 to 2026 the job market for ECE will grow by 7%. The reason for the massive shift is the revolution in technology. The adaptation is pacing faster through modern electronics technologies to utilize in communication channels. Moreover, the following industry sectors like

  • Satellite and mobile communication,
  • Digital telecommunication,
  • Research-based or industrial corporations,
  • Consumer electronics manufacturing,
  • Healthcare tools manufacturing,
  • Manufacturing companies,
  • Multinational corporations,
  • Government authorities,
  • Armed forces (army/ air force/navy),
  • Aerospace manufacturing companies,

And many others are creating more opportunities for electronics and communication engineers. The Job role may differ from industry to industry depending on experience and specific domain. However, the basics will be for the electronics and communication engineers.

The following job roles are massive in demand for electronics and communication engineers. According to data-driven from ASSOCHAM and NEC Corp, The electronics market for India is expected to reach 400 billion dollars CAGR by 2020 at 41%, the perfect factor for fuelling the job market.

What are the ECE job roles gathering attention in the corporate and manufacturing sectors?

Electronics EngineerCommunication EngineerElectronics Design & Development EngineerTechnical Director
Network Planning EngineerDesktop Support EngineerService EngineerSystem Control Engineer

With the latest technology incorporated in the communication industry, the above job roles are filling the requirement of the market. The Electronics and Communication Engineers can take up any job role and gain experience for further skill development.

  1. Electronics Engineer

With the increasing demand in the electronics industry, engineers are having more opportunities. Electronics engineers are providing great solutions to the emerging rise in the new leading firms. The profile of electronics engineers has a great demand in the market because of the emerging innovative technologies which create fruitful career scope for the ECE aspirants.

  1. Communication Engineer

The planning and monitoring design of the electrical communication system is a major role of a communication engineer. They need to evaluate the performance of the system as well. Communication Engineers are dedicated to producing an effective and ungraded communication system within budget and time. They serve end to end solutions to the system from testing, delivering to the site visit and maintenance of the product.

  1. Electronics Design and Development Engineer

The field of design and development of electronics brings challenges to the ECE engineers. As this job profile provides a great area of learning new skills and good pay, the future of this job prospect is broad.

  1. Technical Director

If you are having years of experience in a relevant field of engineering and immense knowledge, you can be a technical director. The role itself is a high-value job with responsibilities to oversee the projects from start to finish and also assure the quality check, service check and performance check.

  1. Network Planning Engineer

In maintaining both an organization’s external and internal networks, the role of a networking engineer is highly important. Their main task is to support critical teams throughout the organisation, after communicating strategies for new projects, to implement new standards.

They manage and manage computer networks, including software, hardware and configurations for systems. A network planning engineer also carries out disaster recovery activities when necessary.

  1. Desktop Support Engineer

Desktop support engineers are the heart of any IT or non-IT companies. Once you get the required skill and knowledge for this particular job profile, there will be no recession for ECE graduates.

  1. Service Engineer

The support, continuation and correction of sold products are generally the responsibility of the Service Engineers. They provide curative and defensive off-site maintenance and support solutions for after-sales technology. The primary role of interacting with customers in the provision of information and questions is to repair, test and maintain equipment and product manuals for service engineers.

  1. System Control Engineer

The work of a system control engineer does not only involve the design but also the testing of complicated systems. This is why candidates are hired for this profile as technical supervisors, system control managers etc. This is one reason.

Dr. G. Indumathi

Principal, Cambridge Institute of Technology

  • Ph.D. completed during 2012, Dr. M.G.R University Chennai
  • M.Tech Industrial Electronics from SJCE Mysore under VTU in the year 2003
  • B.E. Electronics and Communication , SJCE Mysore , Mysore University in the year 1987

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